COVID-19 in Indiana: Parke and Knox Counties move into red advisory level; state confirms more than 5,000 new cases

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INDIANAPOLIS — Two more Wabash Valley counties have moved into the red COVID-19 advisory level, according to the latest data provided by the Indiana Department of Health.

Parke and Knox Counties have joined Clay and Vermillion Counties in the highest advisory level, meaning there is a high community spread of the virus in those areas.

The ISDH announced Wednesday 5,037 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 statewide. That brings to 833,968 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus.

To date, 13,903 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 19 from Tuesday. Another 437 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.     

A total of 3,849,767 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,836,684 on Tuesday. A total of 12,011,885 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.

Vaccinations and free COVID-19 testing will be offered on the following schedule:

Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
Statehouse Market
430 Robert D. Orr Plaza, Indianapolis, 46204

Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
Switzerland Wine Fest
100 Ferry St., Vevay, IN 47043

Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.:
Phillips Temple Community Health and Wellness
210 E. 34th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.:
Feast of Lanterns
1800 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46201

Patients with an appointment at a state-hosted public vaccination site can get a free Uber or Lyft ride. Call 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966 to receive a voucher to cover the cost of an Uber ride to and from your vaccination appointments. IU Health offers free Lyft rides to any vaccine site in the state. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH (888-484-3258) and choose option 9 if you need transportation to your vaccine appointment.

As of Wednesday, a total of 6,151,452 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,085,734 first doses and 3,065,718 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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