GRDHD Reports 14 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

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
    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 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
    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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