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GRDHD Reports 89 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 89 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

January 25th, 2021

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On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 89 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 40 in Daviess County, 7 in Hancock County, 17 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 10 in Ohio County, 10 in Union County, and 4 in Webster County.

 There have been 16,921 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 12,866 (76%).

 58 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 740 (4%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 284 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 346,586 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,421 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.

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

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

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

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

McLean County Health Center January 26 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

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

Webster County Health Center January 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. COVID-19 vaccine information and availability at Owensboro Health can be found on their website 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 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: 44

Age Range: 1 month to 102 years old

Male: 45.6% Female: 54.4%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM January 25, 2021

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 7,673 5,857 27 283 130

Hancock 661 479 1 21 14

Henderson 3,745 2,805 14 186 53

McLean 712 547 4 46 25

Ohio 2,034 1,548 7 101 37

Union 1,111 896 3 52 10

Webster 985 734 2 51 15

Total 16,921 12,866 58 740 284

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 70

1-11 570

12-19 1,424

20-29 2,783

30-39 2,661

40-49 2,593

50-59 2,426

60-69 2,082

70-79 1,353

80+ 959

Total 16,921

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