Wednesday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 933 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 651,453 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.A total of 11,825 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 20 from the previous day. Another 425 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.  

Decatur County – 2682 positives (1 new) and 11,378 tests (27 new)
Bartholomew – 7246 positives (21 new) and 37,403 tests (70 new)
Jennings County – 2119 positives (2 new) and 9811 tests (14 new)
Ripley County adds a death bringing the number to 60, 3222 positives (4 new) and 12,899 tests (17 new)
Rush County – 1625 positives and 7589 tests (15 new)
Shelby – 4548 positives (6 new) and 18,032 tests (22 new)
Franklin County – 1579 positives (1 new) and 6136 tests (10 new)

 To date, 3,062,008 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,057,498 on Tuesday. A total of 7,624,956 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, 834,478 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine and 356,204 are fully vaccinated.Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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