Tuesday COVID update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 2,673 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 937,221 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 14,765 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, which includes 81 newly reported deaths that occurred between Aug. 30 and Sept. 20. Another 474 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

Decatur County adds 5 new positives and 20 new tests.

A total of 4,121,821 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 4,116,117 on Monday. A total of 13,204,869 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 www.coronavirus.in.gov 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 https://ourshot.in.gov 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, Clay, Delaware, Fayette, Fulton, Gibson, Hamilton, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, LaPorte, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Putnam, Ripley, Starke, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White and Whitley. 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. 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.As of today, a total of 6,443,452 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,221,894 first doses and 3,221,558 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 vaccination.

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