ISDH COVID-19 update – 4/26/2021

COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update and COVID-19 vaccine updates from the Indiana State Department of Health:

April 26, 2021: ISDH updates COVID-19 case counts

Indianapolis, Indiana (April 26, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 702 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 715,468 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 12,870 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of five 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 3,363,801 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,361,013 on Sunday. A total of 9,657,616 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 4,029,224 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,289,242 first doses and 1,739,982 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 Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine.

Hoosiers age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and can do so at one of more than 700 clinics around the state. Appointments are preferred but are not required. To find a location or to schedule a vaccine, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

Vaccine is available at two mass vaccination sites this week. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines through Thursday. 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.

Starting Wednesday, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at the mass vaccination site at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary, which is also offering the Pfizer vaccine. The Gary clinic is offering vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT at 2401 Harrison St., Gary, IN 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 FEMA mobile units are also being offered this week. They are offering walk-ins for first doses; individuals seeking second doses have been scheduled by appointment:

Lake County
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday
Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department
6600 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

La Porte County
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Pentecostal Temple Church of God and Christ
2622 Wabash St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Effective today, any vaccination clinic that has openings has been asked to accept walk-in clients without an appointment. To find a location or to schedule a vaccine, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

 

COVID-19 World Wide Web Resources

Allen County Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance and Local Resources

  • Home Care Isolation Guidances
  • COVID-19 Employee Illness Recomendations
  • City of Fort Wayne’s Rent and Utility Assistance ProgramCity’s new release
  • Allen County Department of Health information and stats
  • State of Indiana Web Resources:

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