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GRDHD Reports 133 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 133 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

February 1st, 2021

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On Saturday, January 30, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 133 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 74 in Daviess County, 4 in Hancock County, 27 in Henderson County, 9 in McLean County, 12 in Ohio County, 4 in Union County, and 3 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were a resident of Daviess County and a resident of Henderson County.

 There have been 17,900 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 13,503 (75%).

 28 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 760 (4%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 306 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 358,478 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,668 statewide deaths.

“Practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. It is important to protect yourself and those around you,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “This is crucial when interacting with anyone outside of your household, including friends, extended family, coworkers, and in public settings. Do not host or attend gatherings of any kind. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”

COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots

Green River District Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing. We encourage anyone who has been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently to get tested. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website, https://healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be pre-registered to be tested. Merritt Bates-Thomas Green River District Health Department 270-852-5561 merritt.bates-thomas@grdhd.org www.healthdepartment.org GRDHD

COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center February 3, 10, 17, and 24 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Hancock County Health Center February 3, 10, 17, and 24 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center February 3, 10, 17, and 24 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McLean County Health Center February 3, 10, 17, and 24 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ohio County Health Center February 2, 9, 16, and 23 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center February 3, 10, 17, and 24 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center February 3, 10, 17, and 24 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Flu shots, including the high dose vaccine for those 65 years of age and older, can also be scheduled on our website or by calling your county health department for an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information & Green River District Vaccine Availability

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. Green River District Health Department is continuing to vaccinate healthcare workers and first responders. Please visit healthdepartment.org to register your organization. COVID-19 vaccine information and availability at Owensboro Health can be found on their website owensborohealth.org/vaccine or by calling central scheduling at 270-685-7100. Information on COVID-19 vaccine at Deaconess in Henderson County and Union County can be found here, https://www.deaconess.com/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine/COVID-VaccineScheduling/Henderson-COVID-Vaccine-Clinic. Ohio County Healthcare is currently scheduling for patients 70 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, individuals age 70+ can call 270-215-9082 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Additional COVID-19 Guidance

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 mask 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.

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: 44

Age Range: 1 month to 102 years old

Male: 46% Female: 54%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM January 30, 2021

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 8,271 6,166 15 296 138

Hancock 696 503 1 21 14

Henderson 3,879 2,931 5 189 57

McLean 756 576 2 46 25

Ohio 2,122 1,620 5 104 45

Union 1,148 933 0 52 11

Webster 1,028 774 0 52 16

Total 17,900 13,503 28 760 306

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 72

1-11 614

12-19 1,545

20-29 2,951

30-39 2,833

40-49 2,736

50-59 2,571

60-69 2,193

70-79 1,400

80+ 985

Total 17,900

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