The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) released today that there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Kentucky side of the river in the tri-state.

One case is a 63 year old female that resides in Henderson County. The second case is a 51 year old male that resides in Daviess County. Both patients are being isolated in their homes until they are well and unable to spread the virus. Health officials from GRDHD are identifying and contacting all those who may have been exposed to the infected people. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. The two cases do not appear to be connected at this time. Both patients reported recent travel before the onset of symptoms.

But the good news is there have been much more several negative results.

So, what does this mean? First off, do not panic. We've been told for some time that this virus was in or around the area. The best defense is social distancing. Stay at home and practice good hygiene. This means, cancel the birthday party, no playdates, and no other unnecessary social interactions. It's hard but necessary to keep us all safe!

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

Deaconess is offering the following:

• Free 24-hour nurse triage line (812-450-6555)
• Free symptom checker in MyChart
• Free Deaconess Clinic LIVE video visits.

And the only way you can get a COVID-19 test is to call the triage hotline at 812-450-6555 and talk to a nurse about your symptoms.

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