BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- 16 more Dubois County residents have been added to the list of local COVID-19 fatalities.
It brings our county’s death toll to 98.
Statewide, around 1,500 historical deaths are being attributed to the virus.
The new deaths were discovered during a state audit of death certificates and health department reports. The newly discovered deaths didn’t happen over the course of a single day. 1,205 deaths happened in 2020, while 302 occurred this year, according to reporting from Fox News in Indianapolis.