There are six new coronavirus cases to report today, all in Daviess County. The total number of cases for the seven county district is now at 32. Social Distancing is needed to stop or slow down the spread of this highly contagious disease.

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The Green River District Health Department continues to investigate and respond to laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The health department is contacting the individuals that have had close contact with the patients and providing appropriate guidance about quarantine.  There are six new cases to report today, all in Daviess County.  The total number of cases for the seven county district is now 32.  Daviess County reports 28 cases.  Henderson County has reported 2 cases. Webster County has reported 1 case.  Union County has reported 1 case.

As of 9:00 AM March 27, 2020 specific demographic information for the cases was reported as:

Green River District Health Department
Green River District Health Department

The new cases are not surprising” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director. “However, what is surprising to me is how many people are still resisting the social distancing requirements. Most importantly, if you are sick you must stay home. Only life sustaining businesses should be remaining open. But those businesses cannot allow employees to work sick and have to incorporate strict social distancing in their work places. I understand this is stressful on employers as well as employees. But it is vitally important and the best strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19. We have seen a number of employers that are doing a great job. But there are other businesses that are not understanding why this should be one of their top priorities. Failing to act now will hurt their business later and the rest of the community too.”

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