Friday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 1,529 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 635,171 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 11,280 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 49 from the previous day. Another 406 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County has had 2583 positives (5 new) and 11,100 tests (27 new)
Bartholomew County – 6958 positives (26 new) and 36,401 tests (107 new)
Jennings – 2072 positives (8 new) and 9589 tests (24 new)
Ripley – 3129 positives (10 new) and 12,590 tests (21 new)
Franklin County -1549 positives (3 new) and 6004 tests (14 new)
Rush County – 1599 positives (4 new) and 7430 tests (36 new)
Shelby – 4416 positives (10 new) and 17,639 tests (30 new)

To date, 2,989,069 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,983,026 on Thursday. A total of 7,181,084 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 65 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.As of today, 661,033 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 191,247 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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