Eleven additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Daviess County, while the first two cases in Ohio County were also reported. Three new cases were also announced in Henderson County.
Green River District Health Department announced the new cases Wednesday morning. The total number of cases reported in the Green River district is now 61. Ten previously confirmed cases have recovered. The first area death was reported Tuesday in Daviess County.
Officials at Owensboro Health on Tuesday said a total of 13 patients are currently either being treated at the hospital for COVID-19 or are under investigation — meaning they are awaiting test results.
Three of those patients are in the critical care unit. So far one of them has tested positive. The other 10 patients are under observation under a lower level of care. One of them has tested positive.
Daviess County now has 45 total patients who have tested positive, Henderson County has eight, Ohio County has two and Hancock County has 1. Other counties in the district with confirmed cases are Webster (3) and Union (2).
McLean County is still at zero after a previous confirmed cases was actually determined to be negative — there had been a misinterpretation of a preliminary lab report.
“We have anticipated the increase in confirmed cases and expect to see more new cases.” said Clay Horton, Public Health Director at GRDHD. “People must continue to be vigilant in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. The lab-confirmed cases are only a portion of what is in the community”.
The Owensboro Health coronavirus hotline is available 24/7 by calling 877-888-6647. Call the hotline before seeking in-person care. More information from OH can be found here.
For the latest information and data on COVID-19 in Kentucky visit kycovid19.ky.gov or dial the Kentucky state hotline at 800-722-5725.
For the latest health guidelines and resources from the CDC, visit their website here.