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GRDHD Reports 300 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 13 COVID-19 Deaths in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 300 new COVID-19 infections; 158 in Daviess County, 11 in Hancock
County, 46 in Henderson County, 8 in McLean County, 28 in Ohio County, 22 in Union County, and 27 in
Webster County. GRDHD reported 13 additional COVID-19 deaths during that period. The COVID-19
deaths were 5 residents of Daviess County, 4 residents of Henderson County, 1 resident of Ohio County,
1 resident of Union County, and 2 residents of Webster County. The average number of new cases in
the district for that period was 42.9 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated
between February 21 and February 28, 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, McLean County’s COVID-19 Community Level is
Medium all other counties have a High COVID-19 Community Level.


GRDHD encourages all its residents to:


 Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status (including in K-12
schools and other indoor community settings)
 If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease
o Wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection
o Consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed
o Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
o Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like
oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies

 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

 Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

 Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are
exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.

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