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GRDHD Reports 216 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 216 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

January 18th, 2021

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On Saturday, January 16, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 216 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 103 in Daviess County, 9 in Hancock County, 43 in Henderson County, 15 in McLean County, 23 in Ohio County, 11 in Union County, and 12 in Webster County.

 There have been 15,781 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 11,669 (74%).

 51 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 704 (4%) have required hospitalization.  There have been 263 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 321,270 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,061 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

Green River District 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.

COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center January 20 & 27 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Hancock County Health Center January 20 & 27 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center January 20 & 27 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McLean County Health Center January 20 & 27 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ohio County Health Center January 19 & 26 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center January 20 & 27 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center January 20 & 27 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information & Green River District Vaccine Availability

Kentucky COVID-19 vaccine dashboard and information: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine

Hotline: 800-722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 vaccine questions.

Green River District Health Department is continuing to vaccinate healthcare workers and first responders. Please visit healthdepartment.org to register your organization. Owensboro Health has vaccines available to healthcare workers in the region, first responders, and the general population over the age of 70. You can make a new appointment online at owensborohealth.org/vaccine or by calling central scheduling at 270-685-7100.

Information on Covid-19 vaccine at Deaconess in Henderson County and Union County can be found here, https://www.deaconess.com/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine/COVID-VaccineScheduling/Henderson-COVID-Vaccine-Clinic.

Ohio County Healthcare is currently scheduling for patients 70 and older to receive the covid-19 vaccine. To schedule, individuals age 70+ can call 270-215-9082 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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: 45.3% Female: 54.7%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM January 16, 2021

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 7,093 5,278 23 270 118

Hancock 601 416 0 20 13

Henderson 3,533 2,594 10 176 52

McLean 669 498 5 43 23

Ohio 1,906 1,380 5 94 34

Union 1,045 846 6 53 9

Webster 934 657 2 48 14

Total 15,781 11,669 51 704 263

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 64

1-11 519

12-19 1,297

20-29 2,596

30-39 2,469

40-49 2,422

50-59 2,243

60-69 1,969

70-79 1,268

80+ 934

Total 15,781

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