Saturday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 897 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 660,942 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 12,125 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 27 from the previous day. Another 431 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County – 2704 positives (3 new) and 11,609 positives (21 new)
Bartholomew – 7440 positives (17 new) and 38,169 tests (79 new)
Jennings – 2147 positives (4 new) and 9966 tests (17 new)
Ripley County – 3268 positives (4 new) and 13,095 tests (14 new)
Franklin County – 1593 positives (2 new) and 6226 tests (11 new)
Rush – 1643 positives and 7713 tests (9 new)\
Shelby – 4601 positives (3 new) and 18,253 tests (22 new)

To date, 3,112,174 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,106,426 on Friday. A total of 7,989,954 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 60 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, 981,769 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 552,241 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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