COVID-19 in Indiana: 1,166 new cases, variant numbers reported

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Health announced Wednesday that 1,166 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories, bringing to 710,607 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus.

To date, 12,840 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 14 from the previous day. Another 408 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

IDH also reported on how the variants are expanding in Indiana: There are 502 cases of the variant from the United Kingdom, 80 cases of two California variants, 10 cases of the variant from Brazil and five cases of the South African variant.

Hoosiers age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule a vaccine, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

As of Wednesday, a total of 3,834,629 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,212,174 first doses and 1,622,455 individuals who are fully vaccinated.

IDH is hosting a mobile clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday at Bedford First Assembly of God, 2601 27th St., Bedford.

A total of 3,343,166 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,337,834 on Tuesday. A total of 9,516,161 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Please click here for an updated county advisory map, hospitalizations and other information.

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