Friday COVID update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 3,255 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 947,918 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 14,895 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, including 30 newly reported deaths that occurred between Sept. 13 and Sept. 23. Another 482 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.  

Decatur County has had another resident die from COVID. There are 28 new positives and 54 new tests.

 A total of 4,150,799 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 4,142,033 on Thursday. A total of 13,354,696 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.Free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are available in the parking lot across from Gate 2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The clinic is scheduled to run from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday each week until Oct. 30.The Indiana Department of Health also is deploying mobile clinics to the following counties this weekend to provide testing and vaccinations: Allen, Delaware, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, LaPorte, Marion, Miami, Morgan, Starke, Vigo and White.To find additional testing sites around the state, visit and click on the COVID-19 testing information link. To find a vaccination clinic near you, visit or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted at most sites.As of today, a total of 6,470,565 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,232,752 first doses and 3,237,813 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number represents individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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