County: COVID-19 case count drops 1 due to error

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today no new COVID-19 cases.

The department also reported a change regarding a previously reported case being duplicated on reporting. Therefore, the county’s case count has dropped from 256 to 255.

Of those 255 cases, 225 have recovered and six deaths have been reported. A total of 2,598 Dubois County residents have been tested.

“Dubois County Health Department knows that it is not always easy to follow the guidelines and recommendations that are given to help control the spread of COVID-19,” states a department press release. “But evidence-based research is continuing to prove that social distancing, wearing a face mask, and frequent hand hygiene is our strongest defense against this virus. Please continue to do your part to keep yourself and others healthy.”

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 1,591 tests. Of those, 1,384 were negative and 44 are pending. The hospital notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positive case.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported today 510 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 44,140 cases. A total of 2,403 Hoosiers have died from the virus and another 192 probable deaths have been reported.

Dubois County COVID-19 Cases

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