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GRDHD Reports 2 Deaths and 23 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 2 Deaths and 23 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

August 25th, 2020

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On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 23 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 7 in Daviess County, 2 in Henderson County, 5 in Union County, and 9 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 2032. The reported deaths were a resident of Daviess County and a resident of Webster County.

 Sixteen reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 176 (9%) have required hospitalization.

 There have been 26 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 1,729 (85%).

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 43,899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 885 statewide deaths.

COVID-19 Testing

The health department is offering free COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website, https://healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be preregistered to be tested.

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center August 26th & September 2nd 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Hancock County Health Center August 26th & September 2nd 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center August 26th & September 2nd 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

McLean County Health Center August 26th & September 2nd 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ohio County Health Center August 25th & September 1st 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center August 26th & September 2nd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center August 26th & September 2nd 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parking Lot Sebree, KY September 4th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

COVID-19 Guidance

“It is more important now than ever that you use good judgment and follow our recommendations to protect yourself and your family. The virus is still out there. Practice the three “W’s”: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “We encourage anyone who has been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently to get tested.”

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 cloth face cover 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 have been investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM August 25, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 928 788 9 75 10

Hancock 50 46 0 4 0

Henderson 413 343 2 43 4

McLean 54 48 0 6 1

Ohio 394 348 2 28 9

Union 84 65 3 6 0

Webster 109 91 0 14 2

Total 2,032 1,729 16 176 26

Additional demographic information includes*

*(Not all demographic information is available because of incomplete reporting from a testing site.)

Average age: 42

Age range: 7 months old – 95

Male – 48.9% Female – 51.2%

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 5

1-11 57

12-19 157

20-29 393

30-39 370

40-49 363

50-59 274

60-69 221

70-79 123

80+ 65

Total 2,028

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