COVID-19 in Indiana: 1.5M fully vaccinated; 1,263 new cases

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Health announced Saturday that 1,263 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. A total of 3,699,872 vaccine doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,147,224 first doses and 1,552,648 individuals who are fully vaccinated, including 25,176 Hoosiers who have been fully vaccinated since Friday’s report.

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.

To date, 707,111 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following the addition of 1,241 historical cases that had not been previously reported by laboratories. The historical cases date back to November. Moreover, 12,808 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of five 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.    

Hoosiers age 16 and older are now eligible for 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.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering vaccinations without an appointment Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Individuals should enter through Gate 2 off 16th St. Additional appointments are available later this month and can be scheduled at https://ourshot.in.gov. Second doses will be scheduled at the time of the first dose and will be offered at Lucas Oil Stadium. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

A mobile clinic will be available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 20-22 in Lawrence County at Bedford First Assembly of God, 2601 27th St. in Bedford. To find other vaccination sites, visit https://ourshot.in.gov.

A total of 3,330,579 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,320,902 on Friday. A total of 9,420,805 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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