County reports 14th COVID-19 death

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today the county's 14th COVID-19-related death.

“It is with tremendous sorrow that I share the news of the loss of our fourteenth COVID-19 related death in a Dubois County resident," Said Dubois County Health Officer Dr. Ted Waflart. "We pray for comfort and peace to their family during this painful time. 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 today nine new positive cases. Of the county’s 767 cases, 601 have recovered. A total of 5,923 Dubois County residents have been tested.

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 4,018 tests. Of those, 3,561 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 506 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 82,336 cases. A total of 2,968 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 212 probable deaths have been reported.

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