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COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue in All Phases as GRDHD Reports 32 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases & 1 COVID-19 Related Death

Bill Stephens

June 1st, 2021

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On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 32 additional
confirmed, COVID-19 cases with 12 in Daviess County, 1 in Hancock County, 7 in Henderson County, 2 in
McLean County, 6 in Union County, and 4 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related death was a
resident of Daviess County. The newly reported case were investigated between May 28th and May
31st
.
 There have been 22,367 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.
 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 20,087 (90%).
 9 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.
 896 (4%) have required hospitalization.
 There have been 401 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.
 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 458,275 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6,782
statewide deaths.

“Our situation has improved but COVID-19 is still spreading in our community. It is important that we
protect ourselves” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “Getting a COVID-19 vaccine has
never been easier. If you are not already vaccinated, please do it now. We need to continue to use all of
our tools — wear masks when in public if you are not fully vaccinated, watch your distance between
other people, and wash your hands frequently.”

GRDHD COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Availability

Kentucky COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is expanded to include all phases. All persons age 12 or older
are eligible for Pfizer and all persons age 18 and older are eligible for Moderna. Visit
healthdepartment.org or call your local county health department to be placed on our scheduling list.
Green River District Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment
visit the GRDHD website, healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts or call your local
county health department. You must be pre-registered to be tested.

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to find a vaccine location and sign-up for update
notifications. Additional COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at vaccines.gov
Retail pharmacies and health centers are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations.

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.
Owensboro Health – You can make a new COVID-19 vaccination appointment online at
owensborohealth.org/vaccine or by calling central scheduling at 270-685-7100.
Deaconess in Henderson County and Union County – COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at
https://www.deaconess.com/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine
Ohio County Healthcare – To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment visit
https://ochcares.com/COVID or call 270-215-9082 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

New CDC Guidance Released – Choosing Safer Activities

 If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of
the pandemic.
 When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.
 Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk.
 Unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated, and immunocompromised individuals should continue to take
all the same precautions like wearing a mask and socially distancing as they have been.
 Masks are still required for all individuals in health care facilities, confinement facilities, nursing
homes, schools, and public transportation.
 If you are fully vaccinated you have a strong level of protection against COVID-19.
 The supply of vaccines is plentiful in our communities. If you have not been vaccinated yet, you are
strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible! Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to
find the most convenient vaccination location.

Additional COVID-19 Guidance

A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the
Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.
Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people no longer need to
wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal,
or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business, and workplace guidance. Fully
vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or
employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter. For additional guidance go to
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

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: 43
Age Range: 1 month to 102 years old
Male: 46.8%
Female: 53.2%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM May 31, 2021
County Confirmed
Cases
Current
Incidence
Rate**
Current
Hospitalizations
Ever
Hospitalized
Deaths %
Vaccinated*
Daviess 10,642 7.459 3 352 186 38.68
Hancock 860 6.552 0 22 16 41.52
Henderson 4,784 10.744 1 214 81 31.12
McLean 879 6.206 0 52 28 34.35
Ohio 2,538 2.382 1 117 55 27.97
Union 1,356 22.848 3 76 15 24.97
Webster 1,308 38.634 1 63 20 28.99
Total 22,367 NA 9 896 401 NA
*Percent vaccinated data source: Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard
** 7 day average of new cases per 100,000 population. Source: kycovid19.ky.gov, 5-29-202

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