County reports 13th COVID-19 death

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today the county's 13th death related to COVID-19.

"We mourn the death and extend our prayers and sympathies to the individual’s family and friends," said Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart. “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 had reported this morning 11 new positive COVID-19 cases.

Of the county’s 729 cases, 535 have recovered. A total of 5,624 Dubois County residents have been tested.

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 3,784 tests. Of those, 3,360 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 today 1,079 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 78,632 cases. A total of 2,906 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 207 probable deaths have been reported.

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