Indiana health officials provide COVID-19 update

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

INDIANAPOLIS — 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.

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.

Hoosiers interested in receiving a vaccine can obtain them without an appointment at participating clinics. To find vaccination sites, visit https://ourshot.in.gov. As of today, a total of 4,114,426 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,315,568 first doses and 1,798,858 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

The Indiana Department of Health Wednesday reported 1,272 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 717,564.

To date, 12,902 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 19 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.    

A total of 3,371,140 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,366,463 on Tuesday. A total of 9,711,225 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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