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GRDHD Reports 170 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 7 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 8th, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 170 new COVID-19 infections; 84 in Daviess County, 7 in Hancock
County, 41 in Henderson County, 4 in McLean County, 10 in Ohio County, 17 in Union County, and 7 in
Webster County. GRDHD reported 7 additional COVID-19 deaths during that period. The COVID-19
deaths were 2 residents of Daviess County, 2 residents of Hancock County, 1 resident of Henderson
County, 1 resident of Union County, and 1 resident of Webster County. The average number of new
cases in the district for that period was 24.3 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were
investigated between February 28 and March 6, 2022. County level data for COVID-19 can be found at
kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new tool to help
communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest COVID-19 data. COVID-19
Community Levels for every county can be found at cdc.gov. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are
determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new
COVID-19 cases in an area. For the GRDHD service area, Union County’s COVID-19 Community Level is
High and all other counties have a Medium COVID-19 Community Level.

GRDHD encourages all its residents to:
 Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
 If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, talk to your healthcare provider
about whether you need to wear a mask or take other precautions
 If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
o consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
o consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
 Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are
exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
 People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to
someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

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