State: 962 additional Hoosiers diagnosed with COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health said 962 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 664,446 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 12,231 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 32 from the previous day. Another 432 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

To date, 3,133,323 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,127,593 on Wednesday. A total of 8,133,596 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.

Bartholomew County reported 7,488 positive tests (up eight) with 147 deaths (no change) as of Thursday.

Surrounding counties reported:

  • Jackson County: 4,651 positive cases (up one) with 67 deaths (no change).
  • Jennings County: 2,163 positive cases (up six) with 44 deaths (no change).
  • Decatur County: 2,711positive cases (up one) with 88 deaths (no change).
  • Shelby County: 4,619 positive cases (up six) with 91 deaths (up one).
  • Johnson County: 16,407 positive cases (up 28) with 361 deaths (up one).
  • Brown County: 951 positive cases (no change) with 40 deaths (up one).

To find testing sites around the state, visit and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that it has filled four days of appointments for a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In total, 16,800 people have signed up to be vaccinated between Friday and Monday.

Additional mass vaccination clinics are planned March 12-13 at Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg and March 26-27 at the University of Notre Dame. To register for those clinics or any other vaccination site, visit or call 211.

Hoosiers age 50 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

As of today, 1,061,173 first doses of vaccine have been administered in Indiana and 633,123 individuals are fully vaccinated.