2nd COVID-19 death reported in Dubois County

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reports a second COVID-19 death in the county and 11 new positive cases. The countywide case count now sits at 58, with 26 recoveries.

“It is with great sadness that I am announcing the second COVID-19-related death in Dubois County,” said Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart. “We at the Dubois County Health Department send our deepest condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. This is a very serious virus that affects us all and we urge everyone to continue to practice social distancing and use all preventative measures to prevent the spread of this virus.”

The individual had underlying medical conditions. No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.

"Everyone needs to make EVERY effort possible to prevent the continuous spread of this virus," states a department press release. "We MUST remain social distancing, wear a cloth face mask when out in public, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are feeling ill."

The county health department advises residents to remember that the best way to protect yourself and the rest of our community is to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Don’t forget it is very important to wear a cloth face mask when out in public and continue to social distance even when you wear a cloth face mask.

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