Health Department investigated 10 cases of Covid-19 in May

The Green River District Health Department reported Tuesday that it had investigated 213 new COVID-19 infections the previous month; 120 in Daviess County, 5 in Hancock County, 38 in Henderson County, 8 in McLean County, 14 in Ohio County, 10 in Union County, and 18 in Webster County.

There were 16 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the previous month. The COVID-19 related deaths were seven residents of Daviess County, three residents of Henderson County, three residents of
McLean County, two residents of Ohio County, and one resident of Webster County. The average number of
new cases in the district for that period was 6.9 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were
investigated between May 1 and 31, 2023.

COVID-19 Community Levels are no longer being calculated due to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11. This change is part of the transition from the Public Health Emergency phase of
COVID-19 response to sustainable public tracking and surveillance of severe illness.

GRDHD encourages everyone to:

  •  Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
  •  Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
  •  You may choose to wear a mask at any time.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Anyone with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a

Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness.

Register for our Birthday/Anniversary Club!!