Thursday COVID update

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 3,659 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 944,708 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. To date, 14,864 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, which includes 28 newly reported deaths that occurred between Sept. 10 and Sept. 22. Another 479 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County adds 8 new positives and 38 tests.

A total of 4,142,033 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 4,131,566 on Wednesday. A total of 13,308,638 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. Clinics are being added regularly around the state. Hoosiers age 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine; individuals younger than age 18 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. To find a vaccination clinic near you, visit or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted at most sites. The Indiana Department of Health is deploying mobile clinics to the following counties this week to provide testing and vaccinations: Allen, Clark, Delaware, Fayette, Gibson, Hamilton, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, LaPorte, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Starke, Vigo, Washington, Wayne and White.Free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are also available beginning today in the parking lot across from Gate 2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The clinic will run from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Oct. 30.Hoosiers in the ZIP codes in which the clinics are located will receive a text message or email informing them of the locations and services offered. As of today, a total of 6,460,340 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,228,094 first doses and 3,232,246 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number represents individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

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