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GRDHD Reports 77 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 77 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

October 12th, 2020

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On Monday, October 12, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 77 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 22 in Daviess County, 2 in Hancock County, 31 in Henderson County, 4 in McLean County, 2 in Ohio County, 11 in Union County, and 5 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is now 4,148. Last week, Green River District saw the largest number of cases in a single week with 473 reported COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous week’s total of 450. The past week also saw 20 COVID-19 related deaths in the seven county region, 35% of the deaths reported in the district since the beginning of the pandemic.

 36 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 309 (7%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 57 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 3,251 (78%).

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 80,292 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,252 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.

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: 45.6% Female: 54.4%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM October 12, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 1,670 1,380 10 117 23

Hancock 94 74 1 7 1

Henderson 1,072 734 16 84 15

McLean 107 84 2 12 1

Ohio 536 452 3 37 9

Union 424 340 3 31 5

Webster 245 187 1 21 3

Total 4,148 3,251 36 309 57

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 15

1-11 120

12-19 338

20-29 706

30-39 662

40-49 628

50-59 571

60-69 521

70-79 337

80+ 245

Total 4,143

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

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