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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:12 pm

Indiana: 3,936 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 72 recently reported deaths

The Journal Gazette

The Indiana Department of Health said today that 3,936 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing, bringing to 941,120 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day's dashboard.

To date, 14,836 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, including 72 newly reported deaths that occurred between Aug. 9 and Sept. 21. the state health department said in a statement. It said another 479 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

A total of 4,131,566 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 4,121,821 Tuesday, the statement said. It said 13,256,101 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.

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.

The department is deploying mobile vaccination clinics to Allen, Wabash and Whitley counties this week. Hoosiers in those ZIP codes will receive a text message or email with information of the location and services offered.

As of today, 6,452,406 doses have been administered in Indiana, the statement said. This includes 3,225,111 first doses and 3,227,295 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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