County's COVID-19 case count remains at 14April 17, 2020
From Local Sources
JASPER — As of 8 a.m. this morning, Dubois County’s COVID-19 case count remained at 14.
The county health department advises that in order to prevent the spread of the virus, the public is encouraged to continue to remain at home.
“If you need to leave your home for essential work, or to shop for necessities and essential food or supplies, you must practice social distancing and are recommended to wear a cloth face covering,” a county health department press release states. “Wash your hands often and effectively. We must take every step recommended by state and local officials to contain the spread of this virus. The sooner transmission ceases the sooner we can all return to a life of normalcy. We know this is a difficult time for everyone, on so many levels: mentally, physically, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. We will get through this!”
According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 229 tests. Of those, 190 were negative and 21 are pending. The hospital, too, reports 14 positive cases in Dubois County, but notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positve case.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported today 642 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 10,154. A total of 519 Hoosiers have died from the virus.
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