Thursday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 2,403 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 633,690 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 11,231 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19. The total includes 37 newly reported deaths and 1,507 historical deaths that were identified through an audit of death records and positive test results.Another 406 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County has had 2578 positives (14 new) and 11,079 tests (51 new)
Bartholomew County added two more deaths bringing that number to 137. 6932 positives (35 new) and 36,308 tests (118 new)
Shelby County – 4404 positives (23 new) and 17,609 tests (54 new)
Rush County – 1595 positives (5 new) and 7396 tests (29 new)
Franklin County – 1545 positives (2 new) and 5998 tests (27 new)
Ripley County has had 56 residents die (1 new death), 3120 positives (14 new) and 12,573 tests (40 new)
Jennings County – 2063 positives (3 new) and 9565 tests (36 new)

To date, 2,983,026 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,973,618 on Wednesday. A total of 7,150,804 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 65 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, 637,906 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 178,560 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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