33 new COVID-19 cases recorded

By Herald Staff

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 33 new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County on Thursday.

The state health department has recorded a total of 6,787 positive cases in the county since the pandemic began, and 119 deaths related to the virus. A total of 22,768 county residents have been tested.

The county remains in the state's "red" COVID-19 advisory level due to the county's seven-day all test positivity rate.

ISDH reported Thursday 5,027 new cases across the state, bringing the statewide total to 838,869 cases. A total of 13,915 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 437 probable deaths have been reported.

See the ISDH COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm, which is updated every day at noon.

The Dubois/Spencer/Martin County COVID-19 testing site at the former Ruxer Golf Course building in Jasper has closed as of July 8, due to a lack of funding.

The state-funded COVID-19 testing site grant that provided this free service to Dubois, Spencer and Martin county residents expired June 30. The second round of funding for the site was due to arrive on July 1, but has not yet been allocated. Until a new contract is signed, the testing site will remain closed.

If you have questions, you can contact the Dubois County Health Department at 812-481-7050.

Other options for COVID-19 testing are:

• Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (800 W. Ninth St., Jasper): Patient is evaluated by a provider, who determines testing and treatment. Open 24 hours a day.

• CVS (multiple locations): Tests anyone with or without symptoms. Availability based on locations. Schedule an appointment through https://cvs.com.

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