INDIANA (Fort Wayne's NBC) - In the past five days, more than 19,000 Hoosiers have tested positive COVID-19 in the state.
According to state health officials, 4,744 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.
With this new information, the total number of Hoosiers known to have tested positive for COVID-19 increases to 583,160.
A total of 8,872 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 42 from the previous day.
Another 374 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 2,806,743 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,792,291 on Thursday.
A total of 6,328,023 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.
Hoosiers age 70 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211.
Any Hoosier who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can get a test at any state-sponsored OptumServe site, regardless of whether they are at high risk or have symptoms.
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