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GRDHD Reports 60 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 1 COVID-19 Related Death

GRDHD Reports 60 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 1 COVID-19 Related Death

Bill Stephens

October 7th, 2020

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On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 60 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 25 in Daviess County, 2 in Hancock County, 21 in Henderson County, 2 in McLean County, 5 in Ohio County, 4 in Union County, and 1 in Webster County. The COVID19 related death was a resident of Henderson County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is now 3,816.

 27 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

 285 (7%) have required hospitalization.  There have been 46 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

 The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 2,983 (78%).

 The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 74,194 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,218 statewide deaths.

“Practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. It is important to protect yourself and those around you,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “This is important in private get together settings with friends and family, when interacting with coworkers, and in social settings like weddings. Keep any gatherings small and outside to reduce the risk of transmission. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”

COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots

The health department is offering free COVID-19 testing. We encourage anyone who has been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently to get tested. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD website, https://healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be pre-registered to be tested. Flu shots can also be scheduled on our website or by calling your county health department for an appointment.

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Location Dates Time

Daviess County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hancock County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Henderson County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

McLean County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ohio County Health Center October 13th, 20th, & 27th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Union County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Webster County Health Center October 14th, 21st, & 28th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Additional COVID-19 Guidance

The health department wants to reinforce this guidance with the community:  Stay home, avoid crowds and social distance.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick (fever, cough, sneeze, and difficulty breathing).  To avoid close contact, stay at least 6 feet away from others.  Wear a cloth face cover when you have to go out in public.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Stay home when you are sick.  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  To avoid coughing into your hands, you can cough into your elbow.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or feel you have a medical emergency, call your health care provider.

Adults over 60 and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Those individuals should be extra vigilant and stay home. 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: 44

Age Range: 1 month to 100 years old

Male: 45.7% Female: 54.3%

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM October 7, 2020

County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths

Daviess 1,573 1,277 5 108 19

Hancock 90 69 1 7 0

Henderson 951 665 13 74 11

McLean 96 78 2 10 1

Ohio 506 441 1 35 9

Union 387 306 4 31 3

Webster 213 147 1 20 3

Total 3,816 2,983 27 285 46

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group*

Age Range Number of Cases

< 1 10

1-11 112

12-19 318

20-29 658

30-39 615

40-49 589

50-59 520

60-69 469

70-79 304

80+ 217

Total 3,812

*Not all demographic information is available because of incomplete reporting from a testing site.

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