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GRDHD Reports 177 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week & 3 COVID-19 Deaths

Bill Stephens

May 17th, 2022

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On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 177 new COVID-19 infections; 76 in Daviess County, 10 in Hancock
County, 50 in Henderson County, 18 in McLean County, 11 in Ohio County, 3 in Union County, and 9 in
Webster County. GRDHD reported 3 additional COVID-19 deaths. The COVID-19 deaths were a resident
of Daviess County, a resident of Hancock County, and a resident of Ohio County. The average number of
new cases in the district for that period was 25 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were
investigated between May 9 and May 15, 2022. County level data for COVID-19 can be found at
kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov. Additional county level guidance can be found at COVID.gov.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information 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. The COVID-19 Community Level is currently classified as medium for Henderson and Union
Counties and low for all other GRDHD counties.


GRDHD encourages its residents to:
 Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
 If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, consider wearing a mask indoors
in public.
 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.
 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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