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GRDHD Reports 13 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 13 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

April 28th, 2020

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1st case of Coronavirus in a child less than one year old confirmed


On Tuesday April 28, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 13 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 7 in Daviess County, 5 in Henderson County and 1 in Ohio County. The total
number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 320. Seventeen people in the district are currently hospitalized. Of the 320 confirmed cases in the district, 46 (14%) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 154 (48%).
“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. “We expect to see more new cases. 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.

The cases being reported from the Green River District Health Department have been investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM April 28, 2020
County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations
Ever Hospitalized Deaths
Daviess 169 85 6 19 3
Hancock 6 5 0 0 0
Henderson 63 31 6 15 1
McLean 11 5 1 2 1
Ohio 41 12 2 5 0
Union 7 4 0 0 0
Webster 23 12 2 5 0
Total 320 154 17 46 5

Additional demographic information includes:


Average age: 45
Age range: 7 months old – 93
Male – 53.4%
Female – 46.6%

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
Age Range
< 1 1
1-11 2
12-19 13
20-29 53
30-39 61
40-49 71
50-59 51
60-69 37
70-79 17
80+ 14
Total 320

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