County reports 10th COVID-19 deathJuly 23, 2020
From Local Sources
JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today another death related to COVID-19.
“We mourn the death and extend our prayers and sympathies to the individual’s family and friends,” Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Walflart said in a press release. “This serves as an unfortunate reminder to all of the Dubois County community about the importance of following the recommended guidelines to stop the spread of this virus and help protect our most vulnerable neighbors. We cannot stress enough for you all to wear a mask when around others, practicing social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.”
The department also reported 17 new COVID-19 cases today.
Of the county’s 486 cases, 290 have recovered and 10 deaths have been reported. A total of 4,111 Dubois County residents have been tested.
According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 2,647 tests. Of those, 2,345 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 Wednesday 763 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 58,673 cases. A total of 2,666 Hoosiers have died from the virus and another 197 probable deaths have been reported.
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