Thursday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 2,890 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 619,995 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 9,504 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 34 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 -2519 positives (18 new) and 10,900 tests (66 new)
Bartholomew County adds another death bringing the number of deaths to 101. 6727 positives (43 new) and 35,604 tests (157 new)
Jennings County adds another death bringing the number to 38. 2025 positives (11 new) and 9397 tests (54 new)
Ripley County – 3047 positives (17 new) and 12,394 tests (63 new)
Franklin County – 1518 positives (2 new) and 5881 tests (25 new)
Shelby County – 4279 positives (25 new) and 17,324 tests (63 new)
Rush County – 1578 positives (7 new) and 7264 tests (24 new)

   To date, 2,930,353 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,920,127 on Wednesday. A total of 6,884,491 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. To schedule, visit or call 211.As of today, 503,116 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 122,254 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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