Thursday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that it has filled four days of appointments for a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In total, 16,800 people have signed up to be vaccinated between Friday and Monday.No one who has not registered in advance or who does not meet current eligibility requirements will receive a vaccine. Participants should enter through Gate 2 off 16th Street and wear masks while being vaccinated. Proof of Indiana residency and eligibility will be required upon check-in. Additional mass vaccination clinics are planned March 12-13 at Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg and March 26-27 at the University of Notre Dame. To register for those clinics or any other vaccination site, visit or call 211.Hoosiers age 50 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.As of today, 1,061,173 first doses of vaccine have been administered in Indiana and 633,123 individuals are fully vaccinated.Also on Thursday, the health department announced that 962 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 664,446 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 12,231 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 32 from the previous day. Another 432 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County – 2711 positives (1 new) and 11,648 tests (10 new)

To date, 3,133,323 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,127,593 on Wednesday. A total of 8,133,596 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.

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