ISDH COVID-19 update – 5/7/2021

COVID-19 update

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

May 7, 2021: ISDH updates COVID-19 case counts

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 7, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,189 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 727,764 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 12,983 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 17 from the previous day. Another 414 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

A total of 3,411,825 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,407,170 on Thursday. A total of 9,970,007 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 4,496,606 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,418,692 first doses and 2,077,914 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 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.

Appointments and walk-ups are welcome at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary, which is offering both the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. The Gary clinic, which runs through June 2, 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.

Additional mobile clinics are planned on the following schedule:

Lake County:
Today-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
East Chicago School Administration
1401 E. 144th St.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wolf Lake Pavilion
2324 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320

La Porte County:
Today-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
La Porte Rural King
1340 St. Rd. 2 West
La Porte, IN 46350

Hoosiers interested in receiving a vaccine can obtain them without an appointment at participating clinics. To find vaccination sites, 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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