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GRDHD Reports 1,233 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 6 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

January 14th, 2022

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On Friday, January 14, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 1,233 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 469 in Daviess County, 41 in Hancock County, 286 in Henderson County, 60 in McLean County, 167 in Ohio County, 116 in Union County, and 94 in Webster County. The COVID19 related deaths were 3 residents of Daviess County and 3 residents of Union County. Our current 7- day average for new cases in the 7-county district is now 413.3 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between January 11 and January 13, 2022.

• There have been 47,775 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

• There have been 720 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

• The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 962,007 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12,484 statewide deaths.

“We are seeing an alarming increase in our incidence rates of COVID-19” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “The best way to protect yourself and those you love is to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective. Wearing a mask when in public or around people you don’t live with is an effective way to reduce spread. If you are not yet vaccinated, go get vaccinated today. If you are already vaccinated and it is time, get a booster shot. If you must be in indoor public spaces, wear a mask. Most importantly, if you are feeling sick, stay home and don’t infect others.”

GRDHD COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Availability

All persons aged 5 or older are eligible for Pfizer and all persons aged 18 and older are eligible for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available. 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 for a test or COVID-19 vaccination, visit the GRDHD website, healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts or call your local county health department.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Additional COVID-19 Guidance

Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to find additional vaccine locations 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. 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. 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: 40

Age Range: 5 days to 104 years old

Male: 46.6%

Female: 53.4%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM January 10, 2022

County Confirmed Cases Current Incidence Rate* Current Hospitalizations** Ever Hospitalized Deaths % Vaccinated***

Daviess 22,334 193.5 10 613 325 57.79

Hancock 1,814 145.8 0 34 21 64.45

Henderson 9,832 177.6 3 267 139 56.55

McLean 1,931 155.2 0 79 45 53.32

Ohio 5,707 153.0 2 188 91 43.20

Union 3,236 161.9 4 122 51 45.52

Webster 2,921 160.0 0 101 48 50.34

Total 47,775 NA 18 1,404 720 NA

* 7-day average of new cases per 100,000 population – source: kycovid19.ky.gov

** Hospitalization data may be limited due to the high volume of cases impacting the ability for close and continuous case management.

*** Percent vaccinated data source: Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard

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GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 281

1-11 3,368

12-19 5,544

20-29 7,993

30-39 7,978

40-49 7,065

50-59 6,263

60-69 4,871

70-79 2,776

80+ 1,633

Total 47,770

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