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GRDHD Reports 128 Additional COVID-19 Cases & 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 128 Additional COVID-19 Cases & 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

November 19th, 2020

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On Thursday, November 19, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 128 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 49 in Daviess County, 8 in Hancock County, 24 in Henderson County, 4 in McLean County, 13 in Ohio County, 12 in Union County, and 18 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were a resident of Daviess County and a resident of Hancock County.

 There have been 7,149 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 5,623 (79%).

 60 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 476 (7%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 126 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 144,753 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,712 statewide deaths.

“Practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. It is important to protect yourself and those around you,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “This is crucial when interacting with anyone outside of your household, including friends, extended family, coworkers, and in public settings. Do not host or attend gatherings of any kind. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”

COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots

The health department is offering free COVID-19 testing. We encourage anyone who has been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently to get tested. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website, https://healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be pre-registered to be tested. Flu shots, including the high dose vaccine for those 65 years of age and older, can also be scheduled on our website or by calling your county health department for an appointment.

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center November 24, December 2, 9, 16, 22, & 29 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hancock County Health Center November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 22, & 29 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center November 23, December 2, 9, 16, 21, & 28 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

McLean County Health Center November 24, December 2, 9, 16, 21, & 28 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ohio County Health Center November 24, December 2, 9, 16, 22, & 29 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center November 23, December 2, 9, 16, 21, & 28 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center November 23, December 2, 9, 16, 21, & 29 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Additional COVID-19 Guidance

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 mask 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.

If you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or feel you have a medical emergency, call your health care provider. 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 – www.kycovid19.ky.gov. The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 800-722- 5725.

Demographics

The cases being reported from the Green River District Health Department are being investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Average Age: 45

Age Range: 1 month to 100 years old

Male: 44.8% Female: 55.2%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM November 19, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 2,811 2,239 21 177 41

Hancock 251 170 4 15 10

Henderson 1,783 1,408 17 129 37

McLean 338 240 7 26 12

Ohio 826 668 6 60 14

Union 655 541 0 37 6

Webster 485 357 5 32 6

Total 7,149 5,623 60 476 126

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 23

1-11 218

12-19 574

20-29 1,199

30-39 1,104

40-49 1,085

50-59 1,019

60-69 912

70-79 579

80+ 432

Total 7,145

*Not all demographic information is available because of incomplete reporting from a testing site.

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