Thursday: 98 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County

Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 98 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County.

This brings the total number of cases in Dubois County up to 10,375 since the pandemic began; 151 Dubois County deaths have been attributed to the disease.

According to the state dashboard, the county has a 35.8 percent positivity rate over the past seven days for unique tests (individuals being tested for the first time). The state reported the seven-day positivity rate among all tests stands at 24.9 percent as of Thursday.

The county advisory status is at the “Red” Covid-19 advisory level as is most of the state at this time.

The state has connected with a service to provide information on locations that offer monoclonal antibody treatments for eligible residents. The service can be reached through 211. More information is available here

Covid-19 testing options are available at the following locations.

For Memorial Hospital, symptomatic patients are encouraged to contact their Primary Care Provider or go to Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care Center, 507 E. 19th Street, Huntingburg. Patients are evaluated by a provider who determines testing and treatment. Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health Testing Site is located at 400 Clay Street, in Jasper (The old Ruxer Golf Course). The site has a new phone number, 812-675-5084. The testing clinic is open Tuesday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site is closed for lunch daily from 1 to 2 p.m. The site is closed on Sunday and Monday.

To register for an appointment to obtain a PCR COVID -19 test please visit https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/. You will have to click “I don’t have an invitation code”.  If you do not have internet, you can call the phone number above, if no one answers please leave a message and they will call you back. Results should be available within 2-3 business days. 

There is a national shortage of rapid tests and the state is restricting them to be used for symptomatic individuals under the age of 18 and over 50. This is to ensure students are able to stay in school and to allow for high-risk individuals to receive monoclonal antibody treatments in a timely manner. More details and eligibility for rapid testing is available here.

CVS (Multiple Locations) and availability varies based on location. Call your local CVS to understand availability. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment through CVS Hours of operation: May vary by location Note: CVS will test anyone with or without symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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