INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana on Monday eclipsed 1,000 new COVID-19 daily cases for the first time since early May.
The Indiana Department of Health reported 1,085 new cases and 15 new deaths. The deaths came after several days with none reported. In all, 13,552 Hoosiers have died from the novel coronavirus.
Monday's number continue a surge propelled by the Delta variant of the virus – which is more contagious than earlier variants.
The state seven-day positivity rate has reached 6.3% - the highest since Feb. 9. LaGrange and DeKalb counties have the highest positivity rates in northeast Indiana at 12% and 11% respectively.
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 from 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, the statement said. If you need transportation to your vaccine appointment, call 1-888-IUHEALTH (888-484-3258) and choose option 9.