GRDHD Reports 932 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections in the Previous Week

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that in the
previous week it had investigated 932 new COVID-19 infections; 463 in Daviess County, 23 in Hancock
County, 207 in Henderson County, 42 in McLean County, 66 in Ohio County, 69 in Union County, and 62
in Webster County. There were 4 COVID-19 deaths reported the previous week. The reported deaths
were 3 residents of Daviess County and 1 resident of McLean County. The average number of new cases
in the district for that period was 133 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated
between August 1 and August 7, 2022. County level data for COVID-19 can be found at and Additional county level guidance can be found at

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 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 Daviess, Hancock, McLean,
Ohio, and Webster Counties. The Community Level is classified as medium for Henderson and Union

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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