Saturday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,449 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 654,660 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 11,912 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 14 from the previous day. Another 424 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County – 2689 positives (5 new) and 11,429 tests (23 new)
Bartholomew – 7319 positives (22 new) and 37,610 tests (95 new)
Jennings – 2127 positives (4 new) and 0850 tests (19 new)
Ripley County – 3243 positives (10 new) and 12,952 tests (28 new)
Shelby County – 4570 positives (11 new) and 18,096 tests (33 new)
Rush County -1631 positives (13 new) and 7628 tests (21 new)
Franklin County – 1583 positives (1 new) and 6162 tests (9 new)

To date, 3,076,245 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,069,866 on Friday. A total of 7,721,658 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. Individuals must show proof that they live or work in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.As of today, 880,844 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 424,148 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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