Thursday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,109 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 659,127 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 12,065 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 26 from the previous day. Another 429 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.  

Decatur County – 2697 positives (1 new) and 11,498 tests (23 new)
Bartholomew – 7412 positives (19 new) and 38,014 tests (88 new)
Jennings County – 2141 positives (2 new) and 9926 tests (15 new)
Ripley – 3256 positives (4 new) and 13,037 tests (34 new)
Shelby County – 4593 positives (4 new) and 18,193 tests (18 new)
Rush County -1643 positives (2 new) and 7674 tests (17 new)
Franklin County – 1588 positives (4 new) and 6198 tests (11 new)

 To date, 3,100,111 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,093,689 on Wednesday. A total of 7,902,509 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, 941,291 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 507,155 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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