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GRDHD Reports 23 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 23 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

May 9th, 2020

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On Saturday May 9, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 23 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 9 in Daviess County, 2 in Henderson, 10 in Ohio County and 2 in Webster.
The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 506. Twenty-four people in the district are currently hospitalized. Of the 506 confirmed cases in the district, 61 (12%) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 294 (58%). As of May 8, 2020 the state
of Kentucky was reporting 6,288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 298 statewide deaths.

GRDHD will offer Curbside Testing at our clinic sites next week. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website, healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. On May 12, testing will be available at our health centers in McLean and Ohio Counties. On May 13, testing will be available in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Union, and Webster Counties. Testing times are available from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. You must be pre-registered to be tested. Testing is free of charge and open to Kentucky
residents. 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.

“We are happy to have been given the opportunity to help expand testing resources in our community.
This is just one more piece to fulfilling our testing needs. We are thankful of all the help and support we get from our partners in the health care sector who are also continuing to provide COVID-19 testing for our community as well” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director. “The next several weeks as we continue on our phased reopening of business it is absolutely critical everyone is vigilant in protecting themselves and each other from the spread of COVID-19.”

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.

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.
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 May 9, 2020
County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations
Ever Hospitalized Deaths
Daviess 265 160 8 24 4
Hancock 6 5 0 0 0
Henderson 81 50 8 19 2
McLean 19 13 1 2 1
Ohio 95 39 4 9 0
Union 9 8 1 1 0
Webster 31 19 2 6 0
Total 506 294 24 61 7

Additional demographic information includes*
Average age: 44
Age range: 7 months old – 93
Male – 54.5%
Female – 45.5%

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*
Age Range
< 1 1
1-11 6
12-19 21
20-29 81
30-39 106
40-49 110
50-59 79
60-69 53
70-79 21
80+ 18
Total 496
*Not all demographic information is
available yet because of late and
incomplete reporting from a testing
site.

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