2 more COVID-19 cases reported in Dubois County

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department confirms two more positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the countywide total to 27 cases.

According to the department, it is working closely with Indiana State Department of Health and local officials to ensure that contacts of the patients are identified and monitored. Anyone who may have an exposure risk, has been or is being notified about potential exposures so that appropriate infection control procedures can be followed. The patients are in isolation.

The department advises: “Continue to practice physical distancing, perform good hygiene, and wear a cloth face covering in public when around others.”

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 436 tests. Of those, 376 were negative and 24 are pending. The hospital notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positive case.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported today 541 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 21,033. A total of 1,213 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 113 probable deaths have been reported, which are those for which a physician has listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, but for which no positive test is on record.

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