WATCH: Dubois County Officials Discuss County's First COVID-19 Death


JASPER --  The Dubois County Health Department has announced the 1st death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The individual did have underlying medical conditions.  No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. 

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of our first resident of Dubois County to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  It is tragic whenever there is a loss of life. This is not the kind of news we ever want to announce.  This serves as an unfortunate reminder to all the community about the importance to do all we can in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect our most vulnerable friends and neighbors,” explained Dr. Ted Waflart, Dubois County Health Officer.  “The threat of this virus is real.  We all have the ability to make a difference and we all have the responsibility to keep each other safe.”

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