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GRDHD Reports 1,729 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 4 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

February 1st, 2022

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On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 1,729 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 874 in Daviess County, 70 in Hancock County, 299 in Henderson County, 87 in McLean County, 185 in Ohio County, 96 in Union County, and 118 in Webster County. The COVID19 related deaths were 3 residents of Daviess County and 1 resident of Hancock County. Our current 7- day average for new cases in the 7-county district is now 656.1 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between January 28 and January 31, 2022.

 There have been 59,899 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 There have been 751 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 1,160,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12,960 statewide deaths.

“Although they continue to be extremely high, we are starting to see some decline in our incidence rates of COVID-19” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “Even though we are seeing some improvement, COVID-19 is still a risk. 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: 39

Age Range: 5 days to 104 years old

Male: 46.5% Female: 53.5%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM January 31, 2022

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

Daviess 28,329 289.624 11 630 347 58.62

Hancock 2,214 242.408 1 37 22 65.59

Henderson 12,434 224.35 3 267 144 57.37

McLean 2,415 257.568 0 79 46 53.95

Ohio 6,944 231.01 5 195 91 43.69

Union 3,926 204.635 0 122 53 46.36

Webster 3,637 260.503 0 101 48 50.85

Total 59,899 NA 20 1,431 751 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

### GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group

Age Range % of Cases by Age Range

< 1 1%

1-11 8%

12-19 12%

20-29 17%

30-39 17%

40-49 15%

50-59 13%

60-69 10%

70-79 5%

80+ 3%

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