COVID-19 update and COVID-19 vaccine updates from the Indiana State Department of Health:
April 17, 2021: ISDH updates COVID-19 case counts
Indianapolis, Indiana (April 17, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,263 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 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.
To date, 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.
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 locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.
COVID-19 vaccinations update:
As of today, a total of 3,699,872 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,147,224 first doses and 1,552,648 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.
Appointments are still available at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is currently offering the Moderna vaccine, and the mass vaccination site at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary, which is offering the Pfizer vaccination.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering vaccinations without an appointment today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Individuals should enter through Gate 2 off 16th Street. Additional appointments are available later this month and can be scheduled at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/. Second doses will be scheduled at the time of the first dose and will be offered at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Appointments are also still available at the mass vaccination site at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary, which is offering the Pfizer vaccine. The clinic hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT at 2401 Harrison Street, Gary, Indiana 46407. Free transportation to and from the site is available through the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) and through a partnership between IU Health and Lyft. Language interpretation and support for those with disabilities, hearing or vision impairments are also available onsite.
Two additional FEMA mobile units administering the Pfizer vaccine will operate today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
East Chicago School Administration
1401 E. 144th St.
East Chicago, IN 46312
La Porte Rural King
1340 St. Rd. 2 West
LaPorte, IN 46350
A mobile clinic will also be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday at:
Gary Flea Market
1900 W. 41st Ave.
Gary, IN 46408
Additional FEMA clinics are planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 20-24 at the following locations:
1320 Benham Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46516
Center Lake Pavilion
119 E. Canal St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
The Indiana Department of Health also will host mobile clinics from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 20-22 at the following locations:
First Church of God
1200 Depoy Dr.
Columbia City, IN 46725
Logansport Welcome Center
418 4th St.
Logansport, IN 46947
Bedford First Assembly of God
2601 27th St.
Bedford, IN 47421
Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available. To find other vaccination sites, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/.
COVID-19 World Wide Web Resources
Allen County Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance and Local Resources
State of Indiana Web Resources:
- Indiana’s Mortgage Assistance Program
- List of who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
- Eligible? Click here to register and make an appointment
- Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 information and stats
- Indiana Executive Orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic: 2020 | 2021
Other Web Resources:
- Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccines should sign up for V-safe, the after-vaccination health checker
- Free rides for COVID-19 vaccinations in NE Indiana
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 webpage
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 cases in the United States
- John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Dashboard
- Latest news from Google News