Dubois Co. Health Department provides COVID-19 update

Dubois Co. Health Department provides COVID-19 update

DUBOIS CO., Ind. (WFIE) - After a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in Dubois County over the last month, county health department officials gave an update on where things stand on Thursday afternoon.

At a press conference, health officials reported 169 people have tested positive for COVID-19, including 6 new cases announced on Thursday morning. They say one person has been hospitalized, while 37 people have recovered and two residents have died.

Health department officials say they had two COVID-19 strike teams that were present at Farbest Foods and Dubois County Community Corrections Facility. Officials say those who have tested positive are now in isolation.

“We have had zero outbreaks in our local nursing homes," Dubois County Health Department Administrative Director Jo Ann Spaulding said. "We have been working with the Indiana State Department of Health on local issues with concerns and strategies to implement infection control protocols.”

Dubois County currently has two testing sites located at Memorial Hospital’s alternate screening site and OptumServe Health Services at the National Guard Armory in Jasper.

Starting on Monday, the alternate site will close and the screening operations will be directed to the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Urgent Care Center

You can watch the full press conference in the video below.

Dubois Co. Health Department provides COVID-19 update

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