Once we heard about the first positive test for the novel coronavirus in Daviess County, we all felt it wouldn't be long at all before we heard of the next case.

Today, it was announced that there are five new cases of COVID-19 in Daviess County and one more in Henderson County.

Here's the official word from the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) press release:

"The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were reported in Daviess County and one new case was reported in Henderson County. The Henderson County resident was a 61 year old male. In Daviess County, the new cases included a 48 year old male, a 48 year old female, a 23 year old female, a 69 year old male, and a 58 year old female. So far none of the cases have required hospitalization and all patients are being isolated in their homes until they are well and unable to spread the virus. GRDHD officials are continuing to conduct contact investigations and will ensure those individuals are given appropriate guidance and instructions. 'These additional confirmed cases are not surprising,' said Clay Horton Public Health Director. 'The public should not be alarmed. We expected this and we expect additional cases. Everyone needs to strictly adhere to the social distancing recommendations and other guidance that is being provided.'"

And if you are feeling sick, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME. Instead, Owensboro Health is asking that if you have concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please call:

  • Call the Owensboro Health COVID-19 Hotline (24 hours a day) at 877-888-6647 to talk to a triage nurse. If it is determined that you should be seen by a medical professional, the nurse will give you instructions on where to go and what to do.
  • Kentucky COVID-19 Hotline - 800-722-5725