9 new COVID-19 cases recorded

By Herald Staff

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday nine new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.

The state health department has recorded a total of 8,249 positive cases in the county since the pandemic began, and 131 deaths related to the virus. A total of 26,266 county residents have been tested.

ISDH reported Wednesday 2,023 new cases across the state, bringing the statewide total to 1,003,647 cases. A total of 15,883 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 540 probable deaths have been reported.

See the ISDH COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm, which is now updated every week day at 5 p.m.

The Dubois County regional COVID testing site has reopened in the former Ruxer golf course building at 400 S. Clay St. in Jasper.

The site is closed on Sundays and Mondays. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It is closed from 1 to 2 p.m. each day for lunch.

The site’s new phone number is 812-675-5084.

Rapid COVID-19 tests (BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Cards) are available by appointment at the regional testing site during business hours. Results should be available about 30 minutes after the test. To schedule an appointment for a rapid test, register at DuboisCountyTesting.as.me.

To register for an appointment to obtain a PCR COVID -19 test, visit https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/. You will have to click “I don’t have an invitation code.” If you do not have internet, you can call 812-675-5084. If no one answers, leave a message and they will call you back. Results should be available within two to three business days.

BinaxNOW COVID — 19 Ag Cards are now available for testing on a walk-in basis during business hours while supplies last. These are rapid tests for use using a nasal swab collected from individuals who are suspected of having COVID-19. The sample must be collected within the first seven days from onset of symptoms. They will not be used on anyone who has been asymptomatic. Results should be available about 30 minutes after test.

If you have questions, you can contact 812-675-5084 or 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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