Five more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the area — including the first two in McLean County as well as two more in Daviess County and one more in Hancock County.
Green River District Health Department announced the new cases Thursday morning.
The total number of cases reported in the Green River District is now 66. Six of the confirmed cases are currently hospitalized. The total number of recovered cases in the district is 13 — all in Daviess County.
Daviess County now has 47 total patients who have tested positive, and Henderson County has eight. Ohio, Hancock and McLean have two each. Other counties in the district with confirmed cases are Webster (3) and Union (2).
“The days and weeks ahead are crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “We expect to see more new cases. The lab-confirmed cases are only a portion of what is in the community. People must continue to be vigilant in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.”
NOTE: A case previously reported in McLean County had not actually tested positive for COVID-19, as there was a misinterpretation of a preliminary lab report. The error was discovered in finalizing the case report and the patient was notified.
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