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First Two COVID-19 Cases Reported in Green River Region of Kentucky

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Health care and local government leaders in Henderson and Daviess counties reported on Thursday the first two cases of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky's Green River region. 

The Green River District Health Department said the first two cases in the area are a 51-year-old male in Daviess County, and a 63-year-old female inHenderson County. Health officials said the cases do not appear to be connected.

Both of the individuals are isolated at home and the health department is contacting anyone who may have been exposed to the infected Kentucky residents.

Henderson Mayor Steve Austin said at a news conference Thursday that testing for the coronavirus is the main concern right now.

“But it’s taking four or five days to get the results back. And they’re working toward getting that to a two-day turnaround," said Austin. "But it is four or five days right now. The Henderson person, as I understand it, had a four-day wait.”

Austin said the community is working together to respond to the coronavirus outbreak on many fronts. For instance, he said an Evansville company has donated 1,000 high-density masks to Deaconess and Methodist hospitals.




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