Dubois County reports 5 more COVID-19 cases

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department confirmed today five more positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the countywide total to 35 cases.

The health department says 22 of the 35 cases have recovered, meaning they are out of isolation and feeling well.

“We know that COVID-19 virus remains wide-spread throughout Indiana and our area,” states a department press release. “For the success of this re-opening in our county, it is imperative for everyone to do their part. Please remember the importance of social distancing, good hand hygiene, stay home if you are sick, and wear a cloth face covering when in public.”

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 481 tests. Of those, 405 were negative and 29 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 in Jasper Wednesday, a result of a partnership between the Indiana State Department of Health and OptumServe Health Services to expand testing across the state.

ISDH reported today 650 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 22,503. A total of 1,295 Hoosiers have from the virus. Another 119 probable deaths have been reported.

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