Thursday COVID-19 updates

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 1,762 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 645,006 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 11,604 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 26 from the previous day. Another 423 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County – 2664 positives (10 new) and 11,272 tests (35 new)
Bartholomew County adds another resident death bringing the number to 140, 7111 positives (29 new) and 36,927 tests (105 new)
Shelby County – 4504 positives (12 new) and 17,859 tests (26 new)
Jennings County – 2101 positives (4 new) and 9717 tests (23 new)
Ripley County – 3187 positives (13 new) and 12,765 tests (40 new)
Franklin County – 1568 positives (2 new) and 6083 positives (12 new)
Rush County – 1617 positives (3 new) and 7519 tests (14 new)

To date, 3,029,943 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,021,613 on Wednesday. A total of 7,425,081 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, 759,992 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 279,995 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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