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GRDHD – Henderson Records First Confirmed Covid-19 Death, 21 New Confirmed Cases Districtwide

GRDHD – Henderson Records First Confirmed Covid-19 Death, 21 New Confirmed Cases Districtwide

Bill Stephens

April 23rd, 2020

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On Thursday April 23, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 21 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 10 in Daviess County, 3 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, and 7 in Ohio County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 262. One COVID-19 related death was reported yesterday in Henderson County. There have been a total of 5 deaths – 3 in Daviess County, 1 in Henderson County, and 1 in McLean County. Fourteen people in the district are currently
hospitalized. Of the 262 confirmed cases in the district, 43 (16%) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 122 (47%).

“We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, avoid crowds, wash your hands, and
practice physical social distancing – staying at least 6 feet away from others. We have to stick with this
strategy. We can’t let our guard down.” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director. “We expect to see
more new cases. It is crucial we do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.”


The health department wants to reinforce this guidance with the community:
 Stay home, avoid crowds and social distance.
 Avoid close contact with people who are sick (fever, cough, sneeze, and difficulty breathing).
 To avoid close contact, stay at least 6 feet away from others.
 Wear a cloth face cover when you have to go out in public.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
 Stay home when you are sick.
 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
 To avoid coughing into your hands, you can cough into your elbow.
 Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
 If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.


Adults over 60 and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Those individuals should be extra vigilant
and stay home. To help answer the community’s questions about COVID-19, the Kentucky Department for Public health has set up a website with the latest guidance and information for Kentucky residents.
The site can be accessed at www.kycovid19.ky.gov. The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 800-722-5725.
The cases being reported from the Green River District Health Department have been investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM April 23, 2020
County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations
Ever Hospitalized Deaths
Daviess 146 73 5 19 3
Hancock 6 3 0 0 0
Henderson 47 24 4 12 1
McLean 9 2 1 2 1
Ohio 26 9 2 5 0
Union 7 3 0 0 0
Webster 21 8 2 5 0
Total 262 122 14 43 5

Additional demographic information includes
Average age: 46
Age range: 13 – 93
Male – 52.7%
Female – 47.3%

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
Age Range
12-19 11
20-29 44
30-39 51
40-49 56
50-59 42
60-69 31
70-79 14
80+ 13
Total 262

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