(WEHT) For the first time, the Green River District Health Department is reporting that recoveries from COVID-19 seem to be rising quicker than new cases of the virus.
Five additional people are being reported as fully recovered. GRDHD says a total of 46 people have recovered from COVID-19.
Four new positive cases of the virus were also reported: 1 in Daviess County, 2 in Henderson, and 1 in Webster County.
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.
(This story was originally published on April 9, 2020)