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GRDHD Reports 160 Additional COVID-19 Cases & 4 COVID-19 Related Deaths

GRDHD Reports 160 Additional COVID-19 Cases & 4 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

December 30th, 2020

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On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 160 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 94 in Daviess County, 13 in Hancock County, 15 in Henderson County, 5 in McLean County, 24 in Ohio County, 3 in Union County, and 6 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were residents of Daviess County.\

 There have been 12,410 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 9,364 (75%).

 41 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 631 (5%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 221 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 258,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,563 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

The 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. It may take longer to receive test results during the holidays. The lab will be closed for processing December 31st .

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center January 6, 13, 20, & 27 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Hancock County Health Center January 6, 13, 20, & 27 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center January 6, 13, 20, & 27 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

McLean County Health Center January 6, 13, 20, & 27 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ohio County Health Center January 5, 12, 19, & 26 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center January 6, 13, 20, & 27 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center January 6, 13, 20, & 27 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.

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: 45

Age Range: 1 month to 102 years old

Male: 45.2% Female: 54.8%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM December 29, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 5,529 4,122 28 245 88

Hancock 415 304 1 19 12

Henderson 2,851 2,112 6 159 48

McLean 529 410 2 37 21

Ohio 1,469 1,138 3 86 30

Union 902 732 0 45 9

Webster 715 546 1 40 13

Total 12,410 9,364 41 631 221

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 48

1-11 396

12-19 1,003

20-29 2,024

30-39 1,903

40-49 1,912

50-59 1,783

60-69 1,574

70-79 1,008

80+ 759

Total 12,410

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