Henderson Mayor Speaks on Kentucky Being in the Top 12 States of Fastest Spreading Covid-19 Cases

With 164 cases of Covid-19 reported Monday by the Green River Health District Health Department, those concerned about the quick spread of the virus in the state, including local government officials to daycare owners, are teaming up to slow it down.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 7:56 PM

After dealing with another local Coronavirus death recently, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin warns the community -- unless they take safety precautions seriously, more people will die.

"We are really not doing well in Henderson and we are really not doing well in the state,” he said. "It's not a pleasant thing if you get this -- I have three friends right now in the intensive care at Deaconess Henderson and they are struggling."

While daycare owner Tamika Johnson works hard sanitizing surfaces and toys, she has still seen the impact of the virus -- causing staff shortages and issues with families being unable to pay when they are quarantined at home.

"We just let them know to be very cautious and very careful about where they go,” she said. “Because it could affect not only their family, but a lot of families inside of the facility."

The Green River Health District Health Department is reporting almost 400 cases on Saturday -- the highest in the seven county region in almost one month.

And it shatters the previous record by more than one hundred cases.

"Join on the team and try to keep it as safe as possible,” Austin said.

"It's very important to do everything the CDC has instructed us to do,” Johnson said. "Not only just for the safety of themselves -- but there are other people involved."

And with over 14,000 cases in Green River to date, health officials hope those frontline workers and seniors getting vaccinated will help keep numbers from continuing to rise at such a high rate.

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