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GRDHD Reports 9 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 9 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

April 16th, 2020

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On Thursday April 16, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 9 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 3 in Daviess County, 3 in Hancock County, 2 in Henderson County, and 1 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 157. Nine people in the district are currently hospitalized. Of the 157 confirmed cases in the district, 30 (19%) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 78 (50%).
“We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, avoid crowds, wash your hands, and practice physical social distancing – staying at least 6 feet away from others. We have to stick with this strategy. We can’t let our guard down.” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director. “It is crucial we do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

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.

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.
The site can be accessed at www.kycovid19.ky.gov. The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 800-722-5725.

As of 9:00 AM April 16, 2020 total reported cases in Green River District by county are:
GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary for April 16, 2020
County Confirmed
Cases
Recovered
Cases
Current
Hospitalizations
Ever
Hospitalized
Deaths
Daviess 95 52 4 15 3
Hancock 5 2 0 0 0
Henderson 28 13 1 6 0
McLean 6 2 1 2 1
Ohio 11 3 2 5 0
Union 4 3 0 0 0
Webster 8 3 1 2 0
Total 157 78 9 30 4
Additional demographic information includes
Average age: 49
Age range: 16 – 92
Male – 42.7%
Female – 57.3%
GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
Age Range
1-19 5
20-29 18
30-39 25
40-49 36
50-59 27
60-69 28
70-79 10
80+ 8
Total 157

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