BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- 44 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Dubois County over the weekend.
That brings the total to 558 cases in the county since the pandemic began. Of those cases, 314 have recovered; 11 others have died.
When you do the math, it comes out to 233 active cases in the county (that number was 158 last Monday).
According to the latest numbers from the state, Just over 20% of the positive cases in Dubois County were in their 20's. 19.5% of patients are in their 40's. 18.3% are in their 30's and 15.4% are ages 50 - 59. Nearly 13% of our cases locally are in children under the age of 19. 6.5% are in their 60's. 7% of the cases in the county are in residents 70 and older.
Taking a look at area hospitals in District 10 (which includes Dubois County): 56% of the ICU beds and 85% of ventilators are currently available.
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Only 10% of the district's ICU beds are being occupied by coronavirus patients. Only 2% of the ventilators are treating patients with the virus.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Monday announced that 561 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 62,907 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total
A total of 2,709 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of three over the previous day. Another 197 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for
whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 707,791 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 701,311 on Sunday.
ISDH is hosting drive-thru clinics from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in Goshen, Elkhart, Boonville, Hammond, Knox, Nashville, Plymouth, Rensselear, Chrisney, Tell City, Vevay, Warsaw, Bluffton, West Lafayette and Gary.
To find other testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.