COVID-19 update and COVID-19 vaccine updates from the Indiana State Department of Health:
April 24, 2021: ISDH updates COVID-19 case counts
Indianapolis, Indiana (April 24, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,127 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 713,959 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.
To date, 12,861 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 13 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 3,357,565 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,347,994 on Friday. A total of 9,623,269 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 3,981,230 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,270,448 first doses and 1,710,782 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. To find vaccination sites, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/.
The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is available to individuals age 18 and older, is being offered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today through April 29. On April 30, families with children age 16 and older are encouraged to visit the speedway between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to receive the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Second dose appointments will be scheduled at the time of the first dose.
Appointments are still available at the mass vaccination site at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary, which is offering the Pfizer vaccination. The Gary 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.
Additional clinics are planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the following locations:
1320 Benham Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46516
Center Lake Pavilion
119 E. Canal St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
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
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program
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