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GRDHD Reports 14 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 14 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

April 8th, 2020

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On Wednesday April 8, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 14
additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 8 in Daviess County, 1 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County,
1 in Ohio County, and 3 in Webster County. The total number of cases reported in the district is now

  1. “It is crucial we do everything we can to stop 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. The
    lab confirmed cases are only a portion of what is in the community.” said Clay Horton, Public Health
    Director. “We expect to see more new cases and an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. We all play a
    part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.” As of April 8th, 10 people in the district are hospitalized. Five
    additional previously confirmed cases are now reported as recovered – 4 in Daviess County and 1 in
    Henderson County. The total recovered cases in the district is now 38.
    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.
    Merritt Bates-Thomas
    Green River District Health Department
    270-852-5561
    merritt.bates-thomas@grdhd.org
    www.healthdepartment.org
    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.
    As of 9:00 AM April 8, 2020 total reported cases in Green River District by county are:
    GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary for April 8, 2020
    County Confirmed
    Cases
    Recovered
    Cases
    Current
    Hospitalizations
    Deaths
    Daviess 71 30 4 1
    Hancock 2 1 0 0
    Henderson 21 6 2 0
    McLean 5 0 1 1
    Ohio 7 0 3 0
    Union 3 1 0 0
    Webster 6 0 0 0
    Total 115 38 10 2
    Additional demographic information includes:
    Average age: 50
    Age range: 18 – 85
    Male – 41.7%
    Female – 58.3%
    GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
    Age Range
    1-19 2
    20-29 14
    30-39 14
    40-49 25
    50-59 23
    60-69 24
    70-79 9
    80+ 4
    Total 115

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