County confirms 10th positive COVID-19 case

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JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department confirms the 10th positive case of novel coronavirus among Dubois County residents.

According to the health department, they are working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and local officials to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored. Anyone who may have an exposure risk, has been notified about potential exposures so that appropriate infection control procedures can be followed. The patient is in isolation.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and the Dubois County Health Department Case Investigation Team have compiled a list of commons symptoms of COVID-19 that are being reported by positive cases. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure.

They include: fever; sore throat; shortness of air, tightness in chest or difficulty taking a deep breath; loss of smell and/or taste (This can occur suddenly and may last for a few days); fatigue. (Some have reported this from the beginning and others find it starts later in the course of illness); GI symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea.

The following symptoms are often some of the first seen: general body aches; stuffy nose; headache; chills and sweating (Some report no fever, but instead have chills or sweating); cough; dry cough; weight loss.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop any of the listed symptoms, call your health care provider or the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Alternative Screening Site at 812-996-6330. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Memorial Hospital has also updated its COVID-19 Dashboard. According to the Jasper hospital, it has submitted 147 COVID-19 tests. Of those tests, 117 were negative and 19 are pending.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported today 430 additional cases in the state, bringing the statewide case count to 6,351. A total of 245 Hoosiers have died from the virus.

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