The Joplin Health Department on Monday reported four additional deaths of residents due to COVID-19, bringing the city's total to 100.

The victims were two women, aged 65 and 98, and two men, aged 71 and 81.

Altogether, the Joplin metro area has reported 278 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began in March. In addition to Joplin's count, Jasper County has reported 110 deaths and Newton County has reported 68.

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