Wednesday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 1,480 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 631,331 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 9,713 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 36 from the previous day. Another 378 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.           

Decatur County has had 2564 positives (8 new) and 11,030 tests (32 new)
Bartholomew County – 6898 positives (21 new) and 36,199 tests (42 new)
Jennings County – 2060 (3 new) and 9529 tests (18 new)
Ripley County – 3106 (2 new) and 12,535 tests (12 new)
Franklin County – 1543 positives (1 new) and 5974 tests (12 new)
Shelby – 4379 positives (14 new) and 17,556 tests (13 new). Another resident has died bringing that number to 83.
Rush County – 1592 positives (4 new) and 7370 tests (20 new)

To date, 2,973,618 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,968,591 on Tuesday. A total of 7,096,324 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, 611,429 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 166,131 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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