May 21, 2021 Update from Indiana Department of Health

Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Indiana Department of Health

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 801 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 738,961 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 13,130 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 22 from the previous day. Another 417 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

A total of 3,470,790 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,466,297 on Thursday. A total of 10,282,891 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.

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.

Appointments and walk-ups are welcome at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary, which is offering both the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. The Gary clinic is offering vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT at 2401 Harrison St., Gary, IN 46407.  Free transportation to and from the site is available through the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) and through a partnership between IU Health and Lyft. Language interpretation and support for those with disabilities, hearing or vision impairments are also available onsite.

Mobile vaccination clinics are also available on the following schedule:

Today-Saturday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Elkhart County
Goshen High School
401 Lincolnway East,
Goshen, IN 46526

Howard County:
Second Missionary Baptist Church
819 N. Apperson Way
Kokomo, IN 46901

Hoosiers can obtain a vaccine without an appointment at participating clinics. To find vaccination sites, visit https://ourshot.in.gov. Patients with an appointment at a state-hosted public vaccination site can get a free UBER ride. Call 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966 to receive a voucher to cover the cost of an Uber ride to and from your vaccination appointments.

As of today, a total of 4,965,905 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,572,225 first doses and 2,393,680 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number represents individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.