County reports 2 more COVID-19 cases

From Local Sources

JASPER — Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Dubois County, bringing the countywide total to 47. Twenty-five of those cases have recovered, according to the Dubois County Health Department.

"It is important to remember that while you cannot control what others are doing, your own individual actions can play an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19," states a county health department press release. "Talk to your loved ones about the essential role that they can play in preventing the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing, washing hands frequently with soap and water, staying home when feeling ill, and wearing a cloth face covering when in public."

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 546 tests. Of those, 470 were negative and 17 are pending. The hospital notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positive case.

Memorial Hospital’s testing is not the only COVID-19 testing happening in the county now. Another COVID-19 testing site opened at the National Guard Armory last week in Jasper, a result of a partnership between the Indiana State Department of Health and OptumServe Health Services to expand testing across the state.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Sunday 402 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 24,126. A total of 1,379 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 129 probable deaths have been reported.

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