BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- 41 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Dubois County over the weekend.
The county Health Department announced 8 new cases on Saturday and 33 on Sunday. It brings the county’s total to 118 positive cases.
So far, 30 of those local patients have recovered. 2 have died.
*A person out of isolation and reporting feeling well.
The number of positive cases from COVID-19 have progressively increased in the past week in Dubois County. With more testing, the numbers will continue to increase.
“We know that increased testing means the number of positive cases will increase. This spike in positive cases has been expected especially due to the large amount of testing that has been done in the last few days. But along with that, we are also seeing further spread of COVID-19 throughout our county,” said Dr. Ted Waflart, Dubois County Health Officer. “We can slow the spread of COVID-19, but everyone must take personal responsibility now and follow the prevention guidance. Wear a cloth face covering when in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are feeling ill.”
Memorial Hospital in Jasper has submitted 648 tests, according to the latest update. 563 were negative and results are pending on an additional 24.
511 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus. The ISDH says, as of Sunday the total number of Hoosiers to have the virus is up to 27,778 people. 11 more died over the weekend. The state's death total now stands at 1,607.
As of Sunday, 177,243 tests have been reported.
Marion County had the most new cases, at 154.
Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. More than 38% of ICU beds and more than 80% of ventilators are available.
More information about coronavirus is available at coronavirus.in.gov.
New numbers will be posted later today.