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GRDHD reports 164 new COVID-19 cases; 34 new cases in Ohio County

In Local, News by OC Monitor Staff

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the Green River District Health Department reported that in the previous week it had investigated 164 new COVID-19 infections; 52 in Daviess County, three in Hancock County, 38 in Henderson County, nine in McLean County, 34 in Ohio County, 14 in Union County and 14 in Webster County.

There was one COVID-19 death reported the previous week. The reported death was one resident of Daviess County.

The average number of new cases in the district for that period was 23.4 new cases a day. The newly reported cases were investigated between Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2022.

County-level data for COVID-19 can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov. Additional county-level guidance can be found at COVID.gov.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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 cdc.gov.

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 medium for Daviess, Hancock, McLean, and Ohio Counties, and low for Henderson, Union, and Webster Counties.

GRDHD encourages all its residents to:

  • Talk to a doctor about wearing a mask if you are high risk for severe illness.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.
  • People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness. Wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public settings.