OWENSBORO, KY. (WFIE) - The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) has released new COVID-19 numbers.
They say 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.
The health department is contacting the individuals that have had close contact with the patients and providing appropriate guidance and instructions about quarantine.
Since Friday evening GRDHD has investigated 5 additional COVID-19 cases in Daviess County. The total number of cases for the seven-county district is now 13.
Henderson County has reported 2 cases and Daviess County has reported a total of 11.
We are also learning that one of the new cases is an employee at OZ Tyler.
According to Jacob Call, a master distiller with OZ Tyler, one of their employees has tested positive for COVID-19.
He says they have ceased operations in the area of the facility where that employee was working and are also complying with CDC guidelines.
Call tells us the are where the employee worked is not the main distilling area.
He says they are hoping to continue operation in the area soon after the area is completely sanitized. He also tells us the employee is in quarantine and they believe the risk of exposure is pretty low.
As of 9:00 a.m. Monday, specific demographic information for the cases was reported as:
Henderson County – 2 Cases
- 61-year-old male
- 63-year-old female
Daviess County – 11 Cases
- 51-year-old male
- 48-year-old male
- 48-year-old female
- 23-year-old female
- 69-year-old male
- 58-year-old female
- 50-year-old female
- 54-year-old male
- 20-year-old female
- 25-year-old male
- 50-year-old female
“Additional confirmed cases are not surprising,” said Clay Horton Public Health Director. “The public should not be alarmed. We anticipate there will be new cases. Everyone needs to strictly adhere to the social distancing recommendations and other guidance that is being provided.”
There are also two cases in Muhlenberg County, which is not a part of the Green River District Health Department.
Webster County EMA officials say a 77-year-old man has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. They say he’s currently in quarantine.