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Jan. 31, 2021 CONTACT:
firstname.lastname@example.org HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTSINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 1,750 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 626,682 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. A total of 9,598 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of five from the previous day. Another 376 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 – 2547 positives (9 new) and 10,999 tests (37 new)
Bartholomew County has had 194 residents die (2 new), 6835 positives (36 new) and 36,007 tests (146 new)
Jennings County – 2044 positives (5 new) and 9468 tests (19 new)
Ripley County adds another death bringing that number to 48 (1 new),
3073 positives (6 new) and 12,460 tests (24 new)
Rush County – 1588 positives (2 new) and 7338 positives (23 new)
Franklin County – 1534 positives (2 new) and 5928 positives (12 new)
Shelby County – 4329 positives (11 new) and 17,462 tests (52 new)
To date, 2,957,867 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,949,445 on Saturday. A total of 7,014,523 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 www.coronavirus.in.gov 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 https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211.As of today, 562,084 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 143,638 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.
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