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Green River District Health Department reports 248 additional COVID-19 cases

Green River District Health Department
Green River District Health Department(Green River District Health Department)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 11:17 AM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. - The Green River District Health Department reported 248 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 129 in Daviess County, 11 in Hancock County, 46 in Henderson County, 12 in McLean County, 25 in Ohio County, nine in Union County, and 16 in Webster County.

There have been 13,419 reported COVID-19 cases in the district to date. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 75% with 10,103 cases. 45 reported confirmed cases are currently hospitalized, 657 have required hospitalization. There have been 235 COVID-19 related deaths in the district.

“Practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. It is important to protect yourself and those around you,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “This is crucial when interacting with anyone outside of your household, including friends, extended family, coworkers, and in public settings. Do not host or attend gatherings of any kind. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”

The health department is offering free COVID-19 testing and they encourage anyone who has been in crowds, had close contact with people in public, or traveled recently to get tested. 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.