Wednesday COVID-19 update

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 6,214 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 539,229 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 8,371 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 80 from the previous day. Another 372 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 adds a death bringing the number to 78. 2218 positives (35 new) and 9863 tested (77 new)
Bartholomew County has had 90 residents die (1 new) with 5741 positives (46 new) and 32,765 tested (98 new)
Jennings County has had 1751 positives (9 new) and 8531 tested (19 new)
Ripley County has had 2635 positives (37 new) and 11,398 tested (79 new)
Shelby County has had 3624 positives (62 new) and 15,811 tested (90 new)
Rush County has had 1316 positives (38 new) and 6612 tested (74 new)
Franklin County has had 30 residents die (1 new) with 1300 positives (20 new) and 5287 tested (44 new)

More than 128,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of vaccine, and more than 300,000 Hoosiers are scheduled to receive vaccine by the end of the month, with more appointments being scheduled daily.

To date, 2,694,585 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,681,739 on Tuesday. A total of 5,894,505 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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