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GRDHD Reports 33 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 1 COVID-19 Related Death

GRDHD Reports 33 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 1 COVID-19 Related Death

Bill Stephens

September 1st, 2020

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On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 33 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 9 in Daviess County, 2 in Hancock County, 10 in Henderson County, 2 in Ohio County, 6 in Union County, and 4 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 2,224. The COVID-19 related death was a resident of Daviess County.  Twenty reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.  184 (8%) have required hospitalization.  There have been 30 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.  The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 1,845 (83%).  The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 48,396 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 933 statewide deaths.

COVID-19 Testing

The health department is offering free COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website, https://healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be preregistered to be tested.

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center September 2nd & 9th 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hancock County Health Center September 2nd & 9th 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center September 2nd & 9th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

McLean County Health Center September 2nd & 9th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ohio County Health Center September 1st & 8th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center September 2nd & 9th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center September 2nd & 9th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parking Lot Sebree, KY September 4th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

COVID-19 Guidance

“It is more important now than ever that you use good judgment and follow our recommendations to protect yourself and your family. The virus is still out there. Practice the three “W’s”: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “We encourage anyone who has been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently to get tested.” 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.

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 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 September 1, 2020 County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 994 854 10 76 13

Hancock 55 47 0 4 0

Henderson 465 367 3 45 4

McLean 58 50 0 6 1

Ohio 419 361 2 29 9

Union 113 72 4 9 1

Webster 120 94 1 15 2

Total 2,224 1,845 20 184 30

Additional demographic information includes*

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

Average age: 42

Age range: 6 months old – 95

Male – 48.2% Female – 51.8%

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 6

1-11 65

12-19 173

20-29 434

30-39 398

40-49 389

50-59 299

60-69 249

70-79 132

80+ 75

Total 2,220 ###

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