BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
UPDATE: The Dubois County Health Department is reporting 44 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubois County, as of Monday morning. (Saturday 15 cases, Sunday 21 cases, Monday 8 cases)
JASPER -- State health officials reported another double-digit jump in COVID-19 cases in Dubois County over the weekend.
Local health officials no longer release COVID numbers on the weekend, but the state reports the county now has a total of 550 cases since the pandemic began. That number was 514 on Friday. That's an increase of 36 cases.
Last week, the numbers reported by the county on Monday ended up being higher than the state reported that weekend. We'll be watching to see if that is the case again when local numbers are released later today.
STORY CONTINUES BELOW
299 county residents have recovered from the virus, as of Friday. 11 have died. Four of those deaths were reported last week alone.
In Dubois County, 20% of the positive cases are ages 20 - 29.
19% of patients are in their 40's.
18% are in their 30's.
12% are under the age of 19.
About 7% of local COVID cases are 70 or older.