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GRDHD Reports 886 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

Bill Stephens

August 2nd, 2022

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On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 886 new COVID-19 infections; 386 in Daviess County, 28 in Hancock
County, 231 in Henderson County, 28 in McLean County, 93 in Ohio County, 75 in Union County, and 45
in Webster County. There was 1 COVID-19 death reported the previous week. The reported death was
1 resident of Daviess County. The average number of new cases in the district for that period was 127
new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between July 25 and July 31, 2022.
County level data for COVID-19 can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov. Additional county level
guidance can be found at COVID.gov.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information to help communities decide
what prevention steps to take based on the latest COVID-19 data. COVID-19 Community Levels for
every county can be found at cdc.gov. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by
looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in
an area. The COVID-19 Community Level is currently classified as high for all seven Green River District
counties. Green River District includes Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and
Webster Counties.

GRDHD encourages all its residents to:

• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
• Wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public settings.
• If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, talk to your healthcare provider
about whether you need or take other precautions. Those at high risk should consider avoiding
non-essential indoor public activities.
• Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are
exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
• People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to
someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

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