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GRDHD Reports 521 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 5 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

December 3rd, 2021

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All 7 Green River District Counties are Areas of High Transmission

On Friday, December 2, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 521 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 249 in Daviess County, 38 in Hancock County, 85 in Henderson County, 31 in McLean County, 50 in Ohio County, 40 in Union County, and 28 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were 4 residents of Daviess County and a resident of Ohio County. Our current 7-day average for new cases in the 7-county district is now 114.4 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between November 30th and December 2nd.

 There have been 39,457 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 There have been 642 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 792,015 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,027 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: 46.8% Female: 53.2%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 6:00 PM December 2, 2021

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

Daviess 18,230 50.663 17 576 285 55.46

Hancock 1,465 70.429 0 31 19 61.21

Henderson 8,260 28.755 2 264 126 52.48

McLean 1,592 62.065 0 76 42 51.12

Ohio 4,785 49.417 4 174 88 41.63

Union 2,564 44.702 0 115 40 42.89

Webster 2,561 27.596 0 99 42 48.40

Total 39,457 NA 23 1,335 642 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 Number of Cases

< 1 204

1-11 2,625

12-19 4,579

20-29 6,390

30-39 6,494

40-49 5,860

50-59 5,273

60-69 4,149

70-79 2,399

80+ 1,484

Total 39,457

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