ISDH reports 8 additional COVID-19 deaths, 25K more Hoosiers fully vaccinated


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 25,242 additional Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

To date, 2,557,011 first doses of the two-dose vaccine have been administered and 2,371,900 individuals are fully vaccinated.

ISDH said the fully vaccinated number includes individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

ISDH also reported 929 more positive coronavirus cases and announced 8 additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths Thursday.

The latest ISDH dashboard data indicates the state’s 7-day all-test positivity rate of 4.8%, with a cumulative rate of 8.7% positive.

Since the start of the pandemic, ISDH has reported 738,173 total positive cases and 13,108 total deaths in Indiana. There are also 417 probable COVID-19 deaths.

As of May 17, the ISDH County Metric map shows 48 in Blue, 41 in Yellow, 3 in Orange and 0 in Red. The map is updated each Wednesday.

The weekly score is determined by each county’s Weekly Cases Per 100,000 residents and its 7-Day All Test Positivity Rate.

The latest hospitalization numbers show 841 total COVID-19 patients: 593 confirmed and 248 under investigation.

ISDH says 30.2% of ICU beds and 76.9% of ventilators are available across the state.

Hoosiers aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit Ourshot.In.Gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

Mobile vaccination clinics will be held this week on the following schedule:

Tuesday-Wednesday (all times 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Grant County
Ivy Tech Community College
261 S. Commerce Dr., Marion, IN 46953

Tuesday-Thursday (all times 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Lawrence County
Bedford First Assembly of God
2601 27th St., Bedford, IN 47421

Whitley County
First Church of God
1200 Depoy Dr., Columbia City, IN 46725

Cass County
Logansport Welcome Center
418 4th St., Logansport, IN 46947

Thursday-Saturday (all times 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 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.

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