Tuesday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 63,000 Hoosiers ages 60-64 scheduled a free COVID-19 vaccine in their first three hours of eligibility Tuesday as the Indiana Department of Health continued its work to make vaccine available to as many Hoosiers as supplies allow.

To date, 905,236 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 459,603 are fully vaccinated. To schedule a vaccine appointment, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.Effective immediately, only individuals who live in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria can receive a vaccine at an Indiana clinic. This will ensure that doses allocated to Indiana go to Hoosiers. All clinics have been reminded to verify eligibility prior to administering a vaccine.Out-of-state residents who received their first dose in Indiana can still receive their second dose at the same clinic.The Indiana Department of Health will host 10 vaccine clinics for eligible Hoosiers around the state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday this week. The clinics are being added to areas where there are currently no open vaccine appointments.Individuals must register in advance at https://ourshot.in.gov. No walk-ups will be allowed.The locations are:

Bartholomew County:
Ivy Tech, 4475 Central Ave., Columbus
Clinton County:
Ivy Tech, 251 E. Clinton, Frankfort
Dearborn County:
Ivy Tech, 50 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg
Greene County:
Greene County Fairgrounds, 4503 W. State Road 54, Bloomfield
Lake County:
Ivy Tech, 410 E. Columbus Dr., East Chicago
LaPorte County:
3714 Franklin St., Michigan City
Lawrence County:
Inn at Spring Mill State Park, 333 Indiana 60 E., Mitchell
Randolph County:
Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 US 27, Winchester
Scott County:
Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Rd. South, Scottsburg
White County:
White County Fairgrounds, 12 N. 25 East, Reynolds

Also Tuesday, the health department reported that 716 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 657,037 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 12,025 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 44 from the previous day. Another 425 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    To date, 3,088,729 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,085,554 on Monday.

Decatur County – 2693 positives (3 new) and 11,464 tests (7 new)
Bartholomew – 7373 positives (12 new) and 37,839 tests (49 new)
Ripley County adds a death bringing that number to 61, 3251 positives (1 new) and 12,994 tests (14 new)
Rush County – 1639 positives (4 new) and 7646 tests (6 new)
Shelby – 4584 positives (9 new) and 18,138 tests (8 new)
Franklin County – 1583 positives and 6183 tests (7 new)
Jennings County – 2136 positives (2 new) and 9894 tests (13 new)

A total of 7,815,751 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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