August 26, 2021 Update from Indiana Department of Health

Last Updated on August 26, 2021 by Indiana Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 5,027 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 838,869 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

To date, 13,915 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 12 from Tuesday. Another 437 probable deaths have been reported to date based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.    

A total of 3,864,626 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,849,767 on Wednesday. A total of 12,069,548 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.

The Indiana Department of Health is deploying mobile clinics to the following counties this week to provide vaccinations: Allen, Boone, Cass, Dearborn, Jay, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Scott, Vanderburgh and Wabash.

Many of the locations also will include free COVID-19 testing. Hoosiers in the ZIP codes in which the clinics are located will receive a text message or email informing them of the locations and services offered.

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 6,165,138 doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 3,092,960 first doses and 3,072,178 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.

State health officials will host a media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 1 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Health