FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER -- Dubois County’s seven day positivity rate fell below 7% Tuesday afternoon for the first time since early November.
The rate Tuesday was 6.8%. Just two weeks ago it was closer to 21%.
15 new cases of COVID-19 were also reported in the latest update. No new deaths were reported. Our death toll stands at 82.
Indiana expanded its eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine this week. Hoosiers who are 65 years of age or older can now register to get the shot. It was 70+ before Monday. You can sign up by going to vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov or by calling 211. The Indiana Department of Health says nearly 144,000 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated, and 562,000 have received their first shot.
Governor Eric Holcomb's new COVID restrictions go into effect today as well. Instead of a specific number of people, events and social gatherings will limit attendance by a percentage. If your county is in red or orange, you can have up to 25% capacity. If you county is in yellow, you can have up to 50% capacity.
Just over 5,500 people have received their first dose of the vaccine in Dubois County. Just over 1,600 are “fully vaccinated,” having received both doses.