Country reports 29 new COVID-19 casesSeptember 28, 2020
By Herald Staff
JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today 29 new positive cases of COVID-19.
The count is cumulative of cases reported over the weekend. The daily breakdown is: nine cases reported Saturday, 11 cases reported Sunday and nine reported today.
Of the county’s 998 cases, 861 have recovered and 19 deaths have been reported. A total of 8,419 Dubois County residents have been tested.
According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 6,230 tests. Of those, 5,546 were negative. The hospital notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positive case.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Sunday 921 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 117,450 cases. A total of 3,354 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 226 probable deaths have been reported.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has a new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site located at the corner of Third Avenue and Rumbach Street in Jasper.
The site is the former Old National Bank building next to Fazoli’s. It replaces drive-thru testing that was previously available at the Urgent Care Center in Huntingburg. A physician/provider order and appointment time are required. Drive-thru times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 hotline at 812-996-6330 with any questions.
Other options for COVID-19 testing are:
• Memorial Urgent Care (507 E. 19th St., Huntingburg): Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Open daily, Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (800 W. 9th St., Jasper): Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Open 24 hours a day.
• Indiana State Department of Health testing site (400 Clay St., Jasper): Tests anyone with or without symptoms. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule an appointment through https://lhi.care/covidtesting or phone 888-634-1116.
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