County confirms 23rd COVID-19 case

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department confirmed today another positive COVID-19 case, bringing the countywide case total to 23.

According to the county health department, it is working closely with 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 or is being notified about potential exposures so that appropriate infection control procedures can be followed. The patient is in isolation.

"With the increase of cases this week, it is obvious that COVID-19 is still present in our community," said Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart. "We must continue to be vigilant in our fight against this virus. We cannot take this disease for granted and let our guard down. Please be responsible by using cloth masks and social distance in public."

The Dubois County Health Department encourages everyone to be safe and take precautions if you must leave your home, maintain physical distancing, wash your hands, and wear a face mask.

ISDH reported today 669 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 17,835. A total 1,007 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 107 probable deaths have been reported, which are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, but for which no positive test is on record.

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