Thursday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 3,733 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 601,937 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 9,218 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 64 from the previous day. Another 375 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 adds another death bringing the number of resident deaths to 83. 2448 positives (5 new) and 10,617 tested (62 new)
Bartholomew County adds two deaths bringing the number to 99. 6379 positives (39 new) and 34,667 tests (135 new)
Jennings County has had 36 resident deaths (1 new), 1958 positives (6 new) and 9176 tests (24 new)
Shelby County has had 81 residents die (1 new), 4107 positives (26 new) and 16,943 tests (70 new)
Rush County – 1533 positives (10 new) and 7107 tests (36 new)
Ripley County – 2965 positives (16 new) and 12,120 tested (44 new)

To date, 2,867,990 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,855,991 on Wednesday. A total of 6,600,039 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 70 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 362,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of vaccine, and nearly 88,000 are fully vaccinated.To schedule, visit or call 211. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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