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GRDHD Reports 506 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 5 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

February 8th, 2022

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On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 506 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 262 in Daviess County, 17 in Hancock County, 93 in Henderson County, 19 in McLean County, 72 in Ohio County, 20 in Union County, and 23 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were 1 resident of Daviess County, 1 resident of Hancock County, 1 resident of Henderson County, and 2 residents of Ohio County. Our current 7-day average for new cases in the 7- county district is now 278 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between February 4 and February 7, 2022.

 There have been 61,842 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 There have been 765 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 1,206,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13,156 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 February 7, 2022

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

Daviess 29,226 106.111 28 658 352 58.75

Hancock 2,278 86.808 0 37 23 65.75

Henderson 12,817 77.417 3 267 148 57.48

McLean 2,492 111.716 0 79 46 54.06

Ohio 7,232 135.748 2 197 95 43.79

Union 4,043 79.47 0 122 53 46.48

Webster 3,754 98.241 0 101 48 50.99

Total 61,842 NA 33 1,461 765 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 16%

30-39 16%

40-49 15%

50-59 13%

60-69 10%

70-79 5%

80+ 3%

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