COVID-19 in Indiana: nearly 4M shots in arms; J&J vaccine available again

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced Saturday that 1,127 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus to 713,959.

To date, 12,861 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 13 from the previous day. Another 410 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

As of Saturday, a total of 3,981,230 vaccine doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,270,448 first doses and 1,710,782 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.

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

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is available to individuals age 18 and older, is being offered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday through April 29. On April 30, families with children age 16 and older are encouraged to visit the speedway between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to receive the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Second dose appointments will be scheduled at the time of the first dose.

A total of 3,357,565 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,347,994 on Friday. A total of 9,623,269 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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