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GRDHD Reports 518 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 6 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

December 8th, 2021

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All 7 Green River District Counties are Areas of High Transmission


On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 518 new
confirmed COVID-19 cases with 253 in Daviess County, 18 in Hancock County, 82 in Henderson County,
28 in McLean County, 56 in Ohio County, 61 in Union County, and 20 in Webster County. The COVID-19
related deaths were 3 residents of Daviess County, 1 resident of Henderson County, 1 resident of Ohio
County, and 1 resident of Webster County. Our current 7-day average for new cases in the 7-county
district is now 148.76 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between December
3rd and 6th.


 There have been 39,975 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.
 There have been 648 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.
 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 799,695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,289
statewide deaths.


“We are again seeing rising incidence rates of COVID-19,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health
Director. “The best way to protect yourself and those you love is to get vaccinated against COVID19. 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 must be in indoor public spaces, wear a mask.”


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: 40
Age Range: 5 days to 104 years old
Male: 46.9%
Female: 53.1%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM December 6, 2021
County Confirmed
Cases
Current
Incidence
Rate*
Current
Hospitalizations**
Ever
Hospitalized
Deaths %
Vaccinated***
Daviess 18,483 70.084 12 577 288 55.86
Hancock 1,483 88.446 0 31 19 61.71
Henderson 8,342 52.77 2 264 127 52.83
McLean 1,620 96.2 0 76 42 51.47
Ohio 4,841 64.302 3 174 89 42.04
Union 2,625 82.45 1 116 40 43.18
Webster 2,581 51.88 1 100 43 48.69
Total 39,975 NA 19 1,338 648 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

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