COVID-19 update and COVID-19 vaccine updates from the Indiana State Department of Health:
August 26, 2021: ISDH updates COVID-19 case counts
Indianapolis, Indiana (August 26, 2021) — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 5,027 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 838,869 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.
To date, 13,915 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 12 from Tuesday. Another 437 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.
A total of 3,864,626 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,849,767 on Wednesday. A total of 12,069,548 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 6,165,138 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,092,960 first doses and 3,072,178 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 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine only 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. Patients with an appointment at a state-hosted public vaccination site can get a free UBER ride. Call 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966 to receive a voucher to cover the cost of an Uber ride to and from your vaccination appointments.
Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana vaccinations and free COVID-19 testing will be offered on the following dates:
Today, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm:
- Indiana Tech
- 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm
- Open Streets of Fort Wayne
- 2500 S Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46807
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.
Please click here for an updated county advisory map, hospitalizations and other information.
COVID-19 World Wide Web Resources
Allen County Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance and Local Resources:
- Take the Winning Shot information sheet
- Take the Shot FAQ sheet from the Allen County Department of Health
- Home Care Isolation Guidances
- COVID-19 Employee Illness Recomendations
- City of Fort Wayne’s Rent and Utility Assistance Program – City’s new release
- Allen County Department of Health information and stats
State of Indiana Web Resources:
- Please click here for an updated county advisory map, hospitalizations and other information.
- Gov. Holcomb Statement on Pandemic-Related Unemployment Insurance Programs
- Indiana’s Mortgage Assistance Program
- 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:
- Fort Wayne Community Schools information about student COVID-19 vaccine requirements
- Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
- 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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