COVID-19 in Indiana: More than 850,000 Hoosiers receive first dose of vaccine

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

INDIANAPOLIS — The most recent data shows 851,321 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, and 377,331 are fully vaccinated, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

The ISDH on Thursday also reported 786 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 652,210.

A total of 11,854 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 29 from the previous day. Another 427 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

A total of 660 historical long-term care deaths are included in today’s long-term care dashboard. The deaths were previously included in the state totals but had not been assigned to a long-term care facility.

To date, 3,065,342 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,062,008 on Wednesday. A total of 7,650,673 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.

Hoosiers age 65 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, 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. Individuals must show proof that they live or work in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria to receive a vaccine.

Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

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