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Monday, July 26, 2021 12:56 pm

Indiana: 497 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

The Journal Gazette

The Indiana Department of Health said today that 497 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories, bringing to 766,351 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day's dashboard.

To date, 13,537 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, the state health department said in a statement. It said another 428 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

A total of 3,654,650 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,646,953  Friday, the statement said. It said 11,148,775 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state since Feb. 26, 2020. To find testing sites around the state, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/ and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Hoosiers ages 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine; individuals younger than age 18 are eligible only for the Pfizer vaccine. To find a vaccination clinic near you, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted at most sites.

A mobile vaccination clinic is planned in Huntington from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Huntington County 4-H Fair, 631 E. Taylor St.

IU Health offers free Lyft rides to any vaccine site in the state. If you need transportation to your vaccine appointment, call 1-888-IUHEALTH (888-484-3258) and choose option 9.

As of today, 5,831,264 doses have been administered in Indiana, the statement said. This includes 2,903,839 first doses and 2,927,425 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number represents those who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


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