Henderson County Reports 27 New Positive Cases of COVID-19

There were 82 more positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the Green River District Health Department's seven-county district on Thursday.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 12:19 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 12:22 PM

On Thursday, the Green River District Health Department reported 82 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout its seven-county Kentucky district.

New Positive Cases Reported by GRDHD on Thursday:

  • Daviess County: 26 new positive cases
  • Hancock County: 1 new positive case
  • Henderson County: 27 new positive cases
  • McLean County: 4 new positive cases
  • Ohio County: 12 new positive cases
  • Union County: 8 new positive cases
  • Webster County: 4 new positive cases

Thursday's district-wide increase brought the total number of positive COVID-19 cases identified within the GRDHD area so far to 3,898.

“Practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. It is important to protect yourself and those around you,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “This is important in private get together settings with friends and family, when interacting with coworkers, and in social settings like weddings. Keep any gatherings small and outside to reduce the risk of transmission. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”

Here's a COVID-19 summary for each county within the GRDHD district as of Oct. 8.

As of Wednesday in Kentucky, there were 76,587 total positive cases of COVID-19 and 1,223 total COVID-19 deaths. That's after Kentucky's governor said 2,398 new positive cases of the virus had been identified throughout the state, though he attributed the large increase from a "backlog of case data" from Fayette County.

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