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GRDHD Reports 9 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 9 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

July 3rd, 2020

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On Friday July 3, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 9 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 2 in Daviess County, 4 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 1 in Ohio County, and 1 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 928.
Five reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized. Of the 928 confirmed cases in the district, 99 (11%) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 807 (87%). The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 16,079 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 581 statewide deaths.

“It is more important now than ever that you use good judgment and follow our recommendations to protect yourself and your family. The virus is still out there,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “Remember to practice the three “W’s” this 4th of July weekend: wear a mask, wash your
hands, and watch your distance.”


COVID-19 Testing


The health department is offering free COVID-19 testing. To schedule an appointment visit the GRDHD
website, https://healthdepartment.org, and follow the COVID-19 Test prompts. You must be preregistered to be tested.

GRDHD COVID-19 Testing Schedule
Location Dates Time
Daviess County Health Center July 8th & 15th 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Hancock County Health Center July 8th & 15th 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Henderson County Health Center July 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
McLean County Health Center July 7th & 14th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ohio County Health Center July 7th & 14th 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Union County
Mobile Unit – Sturgis Fire Dept. (AM) &
Whispering Meadows Fire Dept. (PM)
July 8th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Union County Health Center July 15th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Webster County Health Center July 8th & 15th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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 have been investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

GRDHD COVID-19 Case Summary as of 9:00 AM July 3, 2020
County Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations
Ever Hospitalized Deaths
Daviess 435 378 3 42 7
Hancock 19 15 0 1 0
Henderson 170 147 0 30 4
McLean 28 25 0 4 1
Ohio 208 179 1 12 0
Union 26 25 0 2 0
Webster 42 38 1 8 0
Total 928 807 5 99 12
Additional demographic information includes*
(Not all demographic information is available because of incomplete reporting from a testing site.)

Average age: 42

Age range: 7 months old – 93

Male – 51.5% Female – 48.5%

GRDHD COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
Age Range Number of Cases
< 1 2
1-11 18
12-19 52
20-29 177
30-39 204
40-49 197
50-59 120
60-69 87
70-79 42
80+ 25
Total 924

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