The Journal Gazette
Monday, January 18, 2021 11:58 am

Indiana: 2,548 new COVID-19 cases, 30 more deaths Monday

The Journal Gazette

Health officials announced today that 2,548 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing, and 30 more deaths have been reported.

The update from the Indiana Department of Health brings to 592,709 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day's dashboard, the department said in a statement.

A total of 8,966 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, the statement said. It said another 374 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

To date, the statement said, 2,839,505 tests have been reported to the state health department, up from 2,831,352 Sunday. A total of 6,462,786 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to the state since Feb. 26, 2020.

For testing locations around the state, visit and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Hoosiers 70 years old and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine. To make an appointment, go to or call 211.

To date, nearly 303,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of vaccine, and nearly 64,000 Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, the department said. A vaccine dashboard has been created by the department to show the latest number of vaccines administered. The dashboard will be updated daily.



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