2 new COVID-19 cases brings county total to 9

From Local Sources

JASPER — Two more COVID-19 cases have been identified in Dubois County, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to nine.

According to the Dubois County Health Department, they are working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and local officials to ensure that contacts of the patients are identified and monitored. Anyone who may have an exposure risk has been notified about potential exposures so that appropriate infection control procedures can be followed. Both patients are in isolation.

The Dubois County Health Department continues to encourage and remind everyone that we should assume all people are potentially spreading the COVID-19 virus. Stay home, and practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has updated its COVID-19 Dashboard — which can be found here — to reflect the number of COVID-19 tests the Jasper hospital has submitted.

The hospital has submitted 134 tests. Eighty-five tests have been negative and 40 tests are still pending.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced today that 439 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the statewide case count to 5,943. Thirty additional Hoosiers have died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 203.


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