May 29, 2021 Update from Indiana Department of Health

Last Updated on May 29, 2021 by Indiana Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 448 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 743,338 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 13,198 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 19 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 3,496,271 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,493,567 on Friday. A total of 10,425,364 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 3 p.m. CDT today, the final day of the clinic, at 2401 Harrison St., Gary, IN 46407.  Free transportation to and from the site is available through the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC). 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 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.):
McMillen Park
3901 Abbott St., Fort Wayne, IN 46806

Today (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.):
Civil Rights Heritage Center
1040 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601

Patients with an appointment at a state-hosted public vaccination site can get a free UBER or Lyft 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. IU Health offers free Lyft rides to any vaccine site in the state. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH (888-484-3258) and choose option 9 if you need transportation to your vaccine appointment.

As of today, a total of 5,150,374 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,643,253 first doses and 2,507,121 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.

Please note that the dashboard will not be updated and no press release will be issued on May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Health