|HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS|
|INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 779 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 677,905 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. To date, 12,536 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 21 from the previous day. Another 410 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. A total of 3,215,271 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,210,529 on Saturday. A total of 8,649,905 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.|
Decatur County has had 2740 positives (1 new) and 11,865 tests (4 new)
To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.Hoosiers age 45 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents, first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, and educators and school support staff through grade 12 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for individuals age 40 and older will open on Monday. The Indiana Department of Health will host three pop-up vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the following locations:
Elkhart Housing Authority
1396 Benham Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46516
River City Church Community Center
2842 Old U.S. 231
Lafayette, IN 47909
Floyd County Lazy River Park
224 W. Daisy Lane
New Albany, IN 47150
All appointments must be scheduled in advance at these clinics; no walk-ins will be allowed. Proof of Indiana residency and eligibility will be required upon arrival.To schedule a vaccine, visit https://ourshot.in.gov, or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available. As of today, a total of 2,382,578 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 1,434,023 first doses and 948,555 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.