4 more COVID-19 cases reported in county

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department confirms four more positive cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the countywide total to 192 cases.

Sixty-seven of the 192 cases have recovered and three deaths have been reported. A total of 1,336 Dubois County residents have been tested.

“The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority," said Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart in a press release. "We need everyone to do their part while we are all on the frontlines of this outbreak. By following the guidance and precautions, we can continue to slow the spread of this virus. Please do your part by practicing physical distancing, wearing a cloth face covering when you leave your home, washing your hands frequently with soap and water, and covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze."

According to Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 945 tests. Of those, 806 were negative and 27 are pending. The hospital notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positive case.

Memorial Hospital’s testing is not the only COVID-19 testing happening in the county now. Another COVID-19 testing site opened at the National Guard Armory earlier this month in Jasper, a result of a partnership between the Indiana State Department of Health and OptumServe Health Services to expand testing across the state. An ISDH strike team also tested in the county earlier this month.

ISDH today reported 521 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 33,558. A total of 1,946 Hoosiers have died from the virus. An additional 164 probable deaths have been reported.


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