At least nine more COVID-19 cases reported in our western Kentucky counties

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There are now 157 positive COVID-19 cases in the Green River District Health Department and of those cases, 30 have required hospitalization.

The GRDHD reported 3 new cases in Daviess County, 3 in Hancock County, 2 in Henderson County, and 1 in Webster County. Nine people in the district are currently hospitalized.

The district-wide total of recovered cases is now 78 (50%).

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% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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(This story was originally published on April 16, 2020)

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