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GRDHD Reports 119 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 11 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 15th, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 119 new COVID-19 infections; 53 in Daviess County, 10 in Hancock
County, 23 in Henderson County, 14 in Ohio County, 14 in Union County, and 5 in Webster County.
GRDHD reported 11 additional COVID-19 deaths during that period. The COVID-19 deaths were 7
residents of Daviess County, 2 residents of Henderson County, and 2 residents of Ohio County. The
average number of new cases in the district for that period was 17 new cases a day. The newly reported
cases were investigated between March 7 and March 13, 2022. County level data for COVID-19 can be
found at kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new tool to help
communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest COVID-19 data. COVID-19
Community Levels for every county can be found at cdc.gov. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are
determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new
COVID-19 cases in an area. The COVID-19 Community Level is currently classified as low for all GRDHD
counties.


GRDHD encourages all its residents to:


 Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
 If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, talk to your healthcare provider
about whether you need to wear a mask or take other precautions
 Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are
exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID
 People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to
someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

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