COVID's Area Death Toll Continues to Climb as New Cases Surge in Dubois and Surrounding Counties


AREAWIDE -- 24 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in Dubois County.

We also lost another resident to the virus.  Our death toll currently stands at 62.  It’s been the county’s deadliest week since the start of the pandemic with NOW 19 deaths in just NINE days. 

Our seven-day positivity rate is 24.8%.  That’s up from Monday’s 23.1%.  We remain under a CODE RED designation and will remain there until our seven-day positivity rate drops below 15%.

Elsewhere across the area:  Perry and Crawford counties each reported two new deaths on Tuesday. Perry County also added 14 new cases.  Five new cases were reported in Crawford County.

44 new cases were reported Tuesday in Lawrence County; 16 in Daviess, Pike and Spencer counties.

15 new cases were added to the total in Orange County; 14 in Perry County; and three in Martin County.