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GRDHD reports 4 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, none in Ohio County

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the Green River District Health Department reported four additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, two in Daviess County and two in Henderson County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 898.

Five reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized. Of the 898 confirmed cases in the district, 99 (11 percent) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 782 (87 percent). The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 15,347 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 560 statewide deaths.

After picking up 7 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, Ohio County is back on the right track with no new cases today. The county’s total number of confirmed cases stays at 204. One more Ohio Countian recovered from the disease bringing total recoveries to 175. Ohio County now has 29 active confirmed cases of COVID-19. One of those patients has been hospitalized.

“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. “We encourage anyone who has been in crowds or had close contact with people in public to get tested.”

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 pre-registered to be tested.

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.

Additional demographic information includes*

Average age: 42

Age range: 7 months old – 93

Male – 52.4 percent

Female – 47.6 percent

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 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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 people 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. The site can be accessed at www.kycovid19.ky.gov. The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 800-722-5725.

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