OWENSBORO, Ky. — Friday, April 30, 2021, the Green River District Health Department reported 33 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 18 in Daviess County, two in Hancock County, seven in Henderson County, three in McLean County, one in Ohio County and two in Webster County.
A Henderson County resident died due to COVID-19 related complications. The reported death was from the state audit of death certificates.
- There have been 21,560 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date.
- The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 19,340 (90%).
- 10 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.
- 860 (4%) have required hospitalization.
- There have been 385 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.
- The state of Kentucky is currently reporting 443,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6,497 statewide deaths.
Ohio County added one new confirmed COVID-19 case to its total confirmed COVID-19 cases today. Ohio County has had a total of 2,479 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,247 of those patients having recovered. Since the start of the pandemic, 54 Ohio Countians have died due to COVID-19 related complications.
GRDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
Kentucky COVID-19 vaccination eligibility is expanded to include Phases 1, 2, and 3. All persons age 16 or older are eligible for Pfizer and all persons age 18 and older are eligible for Moderna. Visit healthdepartment.org or call your local county health department to be placed on our waiting list.
Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to determine which phase they are in, find a vaccine location, and sign-up for update notifications. Additional COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at vaccinefinder.org Retail pharmacies and health centers are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations. Kentucky COVID-19 vaccine dashboard and information: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline: 800-722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 vaccine questions.
Owensboro Health – You can make a new COVID-19 vaccination appointment online at owensborohealth.org/vaccine or by calling central scheduling at 270-685-7100.
Deaconess in Henderson County and Union County – COVID-19 vaccine information can be found at https://www.deaconess.com/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine
Starting Monday, May 3, the Ohio County Healthcare COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic will move from the front lobby of the hospital to the Ohio County Family Care building in Hartford. If you received your initial dose at the hospital before May 3, you will go to the OCFC location for your booster dose. Online scheduling still available at OCHcares.com or call 270-215-9082.
Green River District 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.
The cases being reported from the Green River District Health Department are being investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
Average Age: 43
Age Range: 1 month to 102 years old
“We are at a critical point in our COVID-19 response efforts. The virus is still circulating in our communities and it is too early to let up on the efforts that are driving the number of cases down. The vaccine will save lives. It is important for us to get as many people vaccinated as soon as we can. So when it is your turn, get vaccinated,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “As we move into the next phase of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for us to continue to practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance when in public or around individuals outside your own household.”
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.
If you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or feel you have a medical emergency, call your healthcare 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 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 – www.kycovid19.ky.gov. The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 800-722- 5725.