Thursday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 786 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 652,210 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 11,854 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 29 from the previous day. Another 427 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    A total of 660 historical long-term care deaths are included in today’s long-term care dashboard. The deaths were previously included in the state totals but had not been assigned to a long-term care facility.

Decatur County – 2684 positives (2 new) and 11,398 tests (19 new)
Bartholomew County – 7620 positives (14 new) and 37,425 tests (25 new)
Jennings – 2121 positives (2 new) and 9818 tests (7 new)
Ripley – 3232 positives (10 new) and 12,919 tests (21 new)
Shelby – 4554 positives (5 new) and 18,051 tests (22 new) with another resident death bringing that number to 89
Franklin County – 1580 positives (1 new) and 6141 tests (7 new)
Rush – 1626 positives (1 new) and 7594 tests (7 new)

To date, 3,065,342 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,062,008 on Wednesday. A total of 7,650,673 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. Individuals must show proof that they live or work in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.As of today, 851,321 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 377,331 are fully vaccinated. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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