County reports no new COVID-19 cases

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department reported today zero new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The county’s total case count sits at 163 with two deaths. Thirty-four of the cases are reported as recovered.

“The Dubois County Health Department, Dubois County Emergency Management Agency, and our local response partners are continuing to work in close partnership with one another in order to best support our wonderful community,” states a county health department press release. “The cases of COVID-19 in our community remind us [of] the vital importance of taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our residents.”

The department said its recommendations have not changed.

“Wear a cloth face covering when in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are feeling ill,” the press release states. “Educate yourself by listening to reliable sources and authorities. Take care of your friends and neighbors by checking in on them via phone or emails.”

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 759 tests. Of those, 627 were negative and 40 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 last week.

ISDH reported Tuesday 481 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 28,705. A total of 1,678 Hoosiers have died from the virus. An additional 146 probable deaths have been reported.

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