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COVID-19 update: 29 cases, 5 recoveries reported for district

July 27, 2020 | 11:08 am

Updated July 28, 2020 | 10:59 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times

A total of 29 more cases of COVID-19 and 5 recoveries from the virus were confirmed Monday for the Green River District. The numbers reflect a two-day reporting period.

New cases were in Daviess (14), Hancock (1), Henderson (10), McLean (1), Union (2) and Webster (1) counties. Recoveries were in Daviess (2), Henderson (1), Ohio (1) and Union (1) counties.

Of the 1,449 total cases reported by Green River District Health Department in the seven-county district, 1,127 (78%) have now recovered and 128 (9%) have required hospitalization. There are 23 patients currently hospitalized, and there have been 18 deaths — Daviess County (7), Ohio County (5), Henderson County (4), McLean County (1), and Webster County (1).

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The county totals are:

  • Daviess County – 638 cases, 514 recovered, 10 current hospitalizations, 52 ever hospitalized, 7 deaths
  • Hancock County – 36 cases, 30 recovered, 2 current hospitalizations, 3 ever hospitalized
  • Henderson County – 284 cases, 210 recovered, 1 current hospitalization, 32 ever hospitalized, 4 deaths
  • McLean County – 39 cases, 31 recovered, 0 current hospitalizations, 5 ever hospitalized, 1 death
  • Ohio County – 333 cases, 254 recovered, 9 current hospitalizations, 24 ever hospitalized, 5 deaths
  • Union County – 47 cases, 31 recovered, 0 current hospitalizations, 2 ever hospitalized
  • Webster County – 72 cases, 57 recovered, 1 current hospitalization, 10 ever hospitalized, 1 death

Patients range in age from 7 months-95 years old, with an average age of 43. To date, 49.7% of patients have been male and 50.3% have been female. Cases by age range are (not all demographic information is available yet because of late and incomplete reporting from a testing site):

  • <1 — 3 cases
  • 1-11 — 34 cases
  • 12-19 — 96 cases
  • 20-29 — 268 cases
  • 30-39 — 284 cases
  • 40-49 — 267 cases
  • 50-59 — 198 cases
  • 60-69 — 158 cases
  • 70-79 — 83 cases
  • 80+ — 54 cases

The cases reported by GRDHD have been investigated and confirmed locally. These cases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. This process sometimes may result in lags between state and local reporting and some discrepancies from duplicate reports.

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July 27, 2020 | 11:08 am

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