The Green River District Health Department reported that there are 10 additional COVID-19 confirmed cases in Daviess County. One COVID-19 related death was reported yesterday in Henderson County. The total number of reported cases in the district now stands at 262 and 122 have recovered. Here's the statistics you need to know.

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On Thursday April 23rd, 2020 the Green River District Health Department reported 21 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 10 in Daviess County, 3 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, and 7 in Ohio County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 262. One COVID-19 related death was reported yesterday in Henderson County. There have been a total of 5 deaths – 3 in Daviess County, 1 in Henderson County, and 1 in McLean County. Fourteen people in the district are currently hospitalized. Of the 262 confirmed cases in the district, 43 (16%) have required hospitalization. The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 122 (47%).

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, avoid crowds, wash your hands, and practice physical social distancing – staying at least 6 feet away from others. We have to stick with this strategy. We can’t let our guard down.” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director. “We expect to see more new cases. It is crucial we do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

During his Wednesday address, Governor Andy Beshear announced that a Kroger drive-through testing facility will open Tuesday, April 28th.

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.

Green River District Health Department

Additional demographic information includes:

Average age: 46
Age range: 13 – 93
Male – 52.7%
Female – 47.3%

Green River District Health Department
Sheila Boarman Hopewell

Listen in tomorrow morning with Chad and Angel to meet Sheila Hopewell, of Owensboro. She will talk about testing positive for COVID-19 and what the experience has been like for her and her family.

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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