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GRDHD Reports 1,506 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 2 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

January 11th, 2022

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On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 1,506 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 849 in Daviess County, 55 in Hancock County, 321 in Henderson County, 39 in McLean County, 140 in Ohio County, 60 in Union County, and 42 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were a resident of Daviess County and a resident of Henderson County. Our current 7- day average for new cases in the 7-county district is now 363.1 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between January 7 and January 10, 2022.

• There have been 46,542 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

• There have been 714 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

• The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 932,552 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12,425 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: 46.7%

Female: 53.3%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM January 10, 2022

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

Daviess 21,865 157.6 12 612 322 57.69

Hancock 1,773 139.2 0 34 21 64.25

Henderson 9,546 145.0 3 267 139 56.41

McLean 1,871 117.9 0 79 45 53.25

Ohio 5,540 133.4 2 188 91 43.18

Union 3,120 125.2 1 119 48 45.39

Webster 2,827 108.2 0 101 48 50.27

Total 46,542 NA 18 1,400 714 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

< 1 271

1-11 3,225

12-19 5,369

20-29 7,759

30-39 7,750

40-49 6,892

50-59 6,127

60-69 4,793

70-79 2,735

80+ 1,621

Total 46,542

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