COVID-19 in Indiana: New deaths reported in Vigo, Daviess, Greene counties

Wabash Valley COVID-19 updates

This story has been updated to include a new death reported out of Greene County Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health Thursday reported 4,411 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 578,494.

A total of 8,830 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 40 from the previous day. One additional death each was reported in Vigo, Greene and Daviess counties.

Another 372 probable deaths were reported statewide based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.           

To date, 2,792,291 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,779,991 on Wednesday. A total of 6,271,603 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

More than 250,000 Hoosiers ages 70 and older have scheduled appointments to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of noon Thursday.

The total includes more than 125,000 individuals ages 70 to 79 who scheduled their vaccines Wednesday, the first day of their eligibility. It does not include Hoosiers who are being vaccinated in their long-term care facilities.

Individuals age 70 and older account for about 11 percent of the state’s population but represent 42 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations and 78 percent of deaths in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

Eligible Hoosiers can register by visiting https://ourshot.in.gov, calling 211 or contacting one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging. A caregiver or loved one also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.

Vaccines are free, but insurance may be charged an administrative fee.

Appointments for the second dose will be made at the clinic when the first dose is administered.

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