COVID-19 in Indiana: 1,406 new cases, 11 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Health announced Thursday that 1,406 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 718,948 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus.

To date, 12,913 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 11 from the previous day. Another 411 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

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

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines through Friday. Appointments are preferred, but drive-ups are accepted. On Friday, families with children age 16 and older are encouraged to visit the speedway to receive the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Second-dose appointments will be scheduled at the time of the first dose.

As of Thursday, a total of 4,171,765 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,331,069 first doses and 1,840,696 individuals who are fully vaccinated.

A total of 3,376,666 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,371,140 on Wednesday. A total of 9,749,814 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.

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