JASPER — The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 is burgeoning across Indiana with Dubois and 80 other counties classified at the most severe community spread metrics. Indiana Department of Health’s data dashboard Monday shows 262 new cases reported in Dubois County since Friday.

The state reported an additional death in the county due to the virus, bringing that total to 152 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.