COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue in All Phases as GRDHD Reports 39 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 39 additional
confirmed COVID-19 cases with 11 in Daviess County, 11 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 10
in Ohio County, 1 in Union County, and 5 in Webster County. COVID-19 was determined not to be a
contributing factor in a previously reported Daviess County death. Our current 7 day average for new
cases in the 7 county district is 9.7 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated
between July 2nd and July 5th.

 There have been 22,733 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.
 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 20,478 (90%).
 1 reported confirmed case is currently hospitalized.
 920 (4%) have required hospitalization.
 There have been 410 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.
 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 465,490 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,229
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 or call your local county health department to be placed on our scheduling list.
CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of
vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially
exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of
your healthcare provider or a public health professional. Green River District Health Department is
offering free COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website,, 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 to find a vaccine location and sign-up for update
notifications. Additional COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at
Retail pharmacies and health centers are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations.
Kentucky COVID-19 vaccine dashboard and information:
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 or by calling central scheduling at 270-685-7100.
Deaconess in Henderson County and Union County – COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at
Ohio County Healthcare – To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment visit or call 270-215-9082 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Choosing Safer Activities

 If you are fully vaccinated you can do 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 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

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 – The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 800-722-5725.


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 July 5, 2021
County Confirmed
Deaths %
Daviess 10,755 3.378 0 360 189 42.86
Hancock 862 0 0 23 16 43.57
Henderson 4,857 5.056 0 217 82 33.49
McLean 894 0 0 55 30 36.57
Ohio 2,579 4.168 0 118 56 30.14
Union 1,390 9.934 0 78 15 26.96
Webster 1,396 15.454 1 69 22 31.55
Total 22,733 NA 1 920 410 NA

  • 7 day average of new cases per 100,000 population – source:
    ** Percent vaccinated data source: Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboad

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