HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 4,822 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 863,299 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 14,078 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, which includes 29 newly reported deaths that occurred between Aug. 19 and Aug. 31. Another 442 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

A total of 3,932,278 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,920,087 on Tuesday. A total of 12,336,129 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.

To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link. Clinics are being added regularly around the state.

Hoosiers age 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine; individuals younger than age 18 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only. 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.

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