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GRDHD Reports 1,495 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 11 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

January 4th, 2022

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On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 1,495 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 874 in Daviess County, 51 in Hancock County, 199 in Henderson County, 64 in McLean County, 152 in Ohio County, 93 in Union County, and 62 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were 6 residents of Daviess County, 1 resident of Hancock County, 2 residents of Henderson County, 1 resident of Union County, and 1 resident of Webster County.

Our current 7-day average for new cases in the 7-county district is now 214.4 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between December 28, 2021, and January 3, 2022.

 There have been 43,990 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 There have been 705 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 879,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12,234 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: 46.8%

Female: 53.2%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM January 4, 2022

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

Daviess 20,532 108.222 11 608 318 57.16

Hancock 1,667 86.808 0 34 21 63.63

Henderson 9,016 48.03 3 267 137 55.66

McLean 1,790 85.339 0 78 44 52.83

Ohio 5,278 63.111 2 187 91 42.86

Union 2,975 88.41 0 117 47 44.91

Webster 2,732 52.984 0 101 47 49.85

Total 43,990 NA 16 1,392 705 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

< 1 249

1-11 3,044

12-19 5,088

20-29 7,159

30-39 7,277

40-49 6,534

50-59 5,826

60-69 4,578

70-79 2,640

80+ 1,596

Total 43,990

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