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GRDHD Reports 187 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 6 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 187 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 6 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2020

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On Thursday, December 10, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 187 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 103 in Daviess County, 2 in Hancock County, 26 in Henderson County, 8 in McLean County, 30 in Ohio County, 12 in Union County, and 6 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were 4 residents of Daviess County and 2 residents of Ohio County.

 There have been 9,981 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 7,416 (74%).

 43 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 555 (6%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 186 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 209,136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,118 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. It may take longer to receive test results during the holidays. The lab will be closed for processing December 24th, 25th, and 31st .

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center December 16, 22, & 29 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Hancock County Health Center December 16, 22, & 29 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Henderson County Health Center December 16, 21, & 28 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

Ohio County Health Center December 15, 22, & 29 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

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

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

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. 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 102 years old

Male: 45.1% Female: 54.9%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM December 10, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 4,219 3,047 14 203 69

Hancock 333 259 2 18 12

Henderson 2,349 1,777 9 143 43

McLean 443 341 2 34 21

Ohio 1,258 867 11 81 23

Union 773 653 1 39 9

Webster 606 472 4 37 9

Total 9,981 7,416 43 555 186

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 34

1-11 298

12-19 824

20-29 1,626

30-39 1,492

40-49 1,528

50-59 1,451

60-69 1,275

70-79 812

80+ 641

Total 9,981

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