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GRDHD Reports 55 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 8 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 55 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 8 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

October 13th, 2020

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On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 55 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 16 in Daviess County, 3 in Hancock County, 8 in Henderson County, 7 in McLean County, 13 in Ohio County, 4 in Union County, and 4 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is now 4,203. The COVID-19 related deaths were a resident of Daviess County, 6 residents of Henderson County, and a resident of McLean County.

 32 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 315 (7%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 65 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 3,329 (79%).

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 80,930 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,255 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 important in private get together settings with friends and family, when interacting with coworkers, and in social settings like weddings. Keep any gatherings small and outside to reduce the risk of transmission. 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 can also be scheduled on our website or by calling your county health department for an appointment. www.healthdepartment.org

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hancock County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

McLean County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ohio County Health Center October 13th, 20th, & 27th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 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 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 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: 45.5% Female: 54.5%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM October 13, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 1,686 1,409 10 119 24

Hancock 97 77 1 7 1

Henderson 1,080 758 12 87 21

McLean 114 89 1 12 2

Ohio 549 456 3 37 9

Union 428 348 4 32 5

Webster 249 192 1 21 3

Total 4,203 3,329 32 315 65

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 15

1-11 120

12-19 339

20-29 713

30-39 668

40-49 642

50-59 582

60-69 530

70-79 342

80+ 247

Total 4,198

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

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