JASPER — Fifty-two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Dubois County as of midnight Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 10,029, including 151 deaths among 29,622 people tested over the course of the pandemic.
State health officials confirmed 96 new local cases Friday, 40 cases Saturday and 51 cases Sunday.
Indiana Department of Health’s Monday update of local cases shows Dubois County’s seven-day rolling positivity rate at 19.5% among all tests and 28.6% among people tested for the first time.
The county remains at “orange” advisory level for moderate to severe community spread metrics, but the positivity rate is increasing.
In the area, Daviess County reported 38 new cases Sunday for 5,847 cases including 124 deaths among 18,854 people tested; Martin County two new cases for 1,704 cases including 20 deaths among 6,073 people tested; Orange County 17 new cases for 3,871 cases including 80 deaths among 12,311 people tested; Crawford County 10 new cases for 1,969 cases including 31 deaths among 7,236 people tested; Perry County nine new cases for 3,392 cases including 55 deaths among 12,531 people tested; Spencer County 18 new cases for 4,164 cases including 56 deaths among 11,884 people tested; Warrick County 98 new cases for 14,649 cases including 209 deaths among 45,057 people tested; Vanderburgh County 406 new cases for 41,826 cases including 520 deaths among 132,788 people tested; Pike County 15 new cases for a total 2,903 cases including 45 deaths among 7,998 people tested.
Dubois County Health Department reports rapid Covid-19 testing is available if a person meets all three of the following criteria:
• Available to individuals 18 and younger and individuals 50 and older
• Must have symptoms directly related to COVID-19
• You must schedule an appointment at DuboisCountyTesting.as.me or call 812-675-5084 if no internet access is available.
If no appointments are available, the testing site is either out of rapid test kits or the schedule is full for that day. Local health officials said they’re continuing to work with Indiana Department of Health to increase the supply when possible.
Testing is conducted at the former Ruxer’s golf course building, 400 South Clay St. Jasper, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is closed from 1-2 p.m. for lunch, and is closed on Sunday and Monday.
To obtain a PCR COVID -19 test — visit https://sched uling.coronavirus.in.gov/ and then click “I don’t have an invitation code.” Those who have no internet access can call 812-675-5084. If no one answers please leave a message and the call will be returned. Results should be available within 2-3 business days.
BinaxNOW COVID — 19 Ag Cards are available for testing on a walk-in basis during business hours while supplies last. These are rapid tests for use using a nasal swab collected from individuals who are suspected of having COVID — 19. The sample must be collected within the fist seven days from onset of symptoms. They will not be used on anyone who has been asymptomatic. Results should be available about 30 minutes after test.