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GRDHD Reports 585 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections & 4 COVID-19 Related Deaths

Bill Stephens

November 30th, 2021

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Three Green River District Counites are Areas of Critical Transmission

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 585 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with 309 in Daviess County, 24 in Hancock County, 93 in Henderson County, 32 in McLean County, 87 in Ohio County, 31 in Union County, and 9 in Webster County. The COVID-19 related deaths were a resident of Daviess County, a resident of Henderson County, a resident of Ohio County, and a resident of Union County. The state mortality review team has determined that an additional 21 deaths were determined to be caused by COVID-19 and the totals by county have been updated to include those cases. All were from January 2021 or earlier. Our current 7-day average for new cases in the 7-county district is now 83.4 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between November 23rd and November 29th .

 There have been 38,936 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.

 There have been 637 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 783,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10,913 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 November 29, 2021

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

Daviess 17,981 42.219 21 574 281 55.07

Hancock 1,427 21.293 0 31 19 60.88

Henderson 8,175 24.647 2 263 126 52.20

McLean 1,561 43.445 0 76 42 50.77

Ohio 4,735 40.486 3 173 87 41.36

Union 2,524 20.861 0 115 40 42.54

Webster 2,533 6.623 0 99 42 48.15

Total 38,936 NA 26 1,331 637 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

< 1 203

1-11 2,563

12-19 4,505

20-29 6,314

30-39 6,409

40-49 5,781

50-59 5,207

60-69 4,107

70-79 2,376

80+ 1,471

Total 38,936

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