Friday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 3,560 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 605,426 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 9,267 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 49 from the previous day. Another 375 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.           

Decatur County has had 2465 positives (18 new) and 10,680 tests (64 new)
Ripley County – 2975 positives (12 new) and 12,158 tests (44 new)
Jennings County – 1977 positives (19 new) and 9229 tests (56 new)
Shelby County – 4138 positives (29 new) and 17,012 tests (75 new)
Bartholomew adds another death bringing the number of residents who have died to 100. 6443 positives (64 new) and 34,803 tests (129 new)

To date, 2,879,896 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,867,990 on Thursday. A total of 6,652,500 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 and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.Hoosiers age 70 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit or call 211. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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