County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported three new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the countywide total to 186.

The department had announced 12 new cases in the county over the holiday weekend.

Fifty-four of the county’s 186 cases are recovered and two deaths have been reported in the county.

According to the county health department, managing stress during an infectious outbreak is difficult, but you are not alone.

"Just as it is important to take care of our physical health, it also continues to be important to remember to take care of ourselves mentally as well," a press release states. "Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress will make your community stronger. The Dubois County Health Department wants to remind residents that there are resources and help available."

If you need support, contact one of the 24/7 help lines: the Memorial Hospital Mental Health Help Line at 812-827-6222 or the LifeSpring Health System Crisis Line 812-482-4020.

According to Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 879 tests. Of those, 772 were negative and zero 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 earlier this month in Jasper, a result of a partnership between the Indiana State Department of Health and OptumServe Health Services to expand testing across the state. An ISDH strike team also tested in the county earlier this month.

According to ISDH, a total of 1,285 Dubois County residents have been tested for the virus.

ISDH reported today 373 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 32,078. A total of 1,850 Hoosiers have died from the virus. An additional 154 probable deaths have been reported.

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