County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today six new cases of COVID-19.

Of the county’s 1,229 cases, 936 have recovered and 22 deaths have been reported. A total of 9,219 Dubois County residents have been tested.

The county health department also announced that they will no longer provide daily COVID-19 updates.

"With the increased workload, the immense amount of calls we are receiving and all the responsibilities coming to this department in the near future, we will no longer be giving a daily Covid-19 numbers report," the department said. "As many of you are already aware the ISDH COVID-19 Dashboard https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm has all the information we have been sharing on a daily basis and much more valuable information. Rather than duplicating services we are asking everyone to use this site for all their daily updates."

ISDH updates their dashboard every day at noon.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported today 1,172 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 139,269 cases. A total of 3,609 Hoosiers have died from the virus. Another 227 probable deaths have been reported.

Several things have changed at the COVID-19 testing site at the former Ruxer Golf Course building, which was formerly managed by OptumServe. The site at 400 S. Clay St. in Jasper is now open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Register for appointment at https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/. You will have to click “I don’t have an invitation code.” If you do not have internet you can call the primary phone at 812-329-0523. If no one answers, leave a message and they will call you back. Results should be available within 72 hours. If you do not get your results, you can call the Indiana State Department of Health at 1-877-826-0011.

Testing is for anyone who lives or works in Indiana. Anyone can be tested, even those not showing symptoms. There is no charge for the testing. However, if you do have private health care insurance, you are asked to bring that to the testing site.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center also has a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site located at the corner of Third Avenue and Rumbach Street in Jasper.

The site is the former Old National Bank building next to Fazoli’s. It replaces drive-thru testing that was previously available at the Urgent Care Center in Huntingburg. A physician/provider order and appointment time are required. Drive-thru times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 hotline at 812-996-6330 with any questions.

Other options for COVID-19 testing are:

• Memorial Urgent Care (507 E. 19th St., Huntingburg): Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Open daily, Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (800 W. 9th St., Jasper): Patient is evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Open 24 hours a day.




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