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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:26 pm

Indiana: 4,733 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 68 newly reported deaths

The Journal Gazette

The Indiana Department of Health said today that 4,733 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing, bringing to 918,230 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day's dashboard.

To date, 14,550 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, including 68 newly reported deaths that occurred between Aug. 21 and Sept. 14. the state health department said in a statement. It said another 461 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

A total of 4,070,643 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 4,060,372 Tuesday, the statement said. It said 12,960,663 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 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 a mobile vaccination clinic to Wells County this week. Hoosiers in those ZIP codes will receive a text message or email with information of the location and services offered.

COVID-19 vaccines will also be offered in Fort Wayne from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.

As of today, 6,373,566 doses have been administered in Indiana, the statement said. This includes 3,193,151 first doses and 3,180,415 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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