1 new local COVID-19 death in Ind.; State reports 39 new area cases

ISDH: Hoosiers 55 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

ISDH: Hoosiers 55 and older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

INDIANA (WFIE) - Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 582 new coronavirus cases and 31 more deaths.

The total in Indiana now sits at 662,750 confirmed cases and 12,192 total deaths.

The state map shows one new death in Vanderburgh County.

According to the state map, 14 new cases are in Vanderburgh County, seven new cases are in Spencer County, six new cases are in both Dubois and Warrick counties, three new cases are in Posey County, two new cases are in Pike County and there’s one new case in Gibson County.

The Dubois County Health Department is holding another mass vaccination clinic on March 13.

Those who are 55 and older in Indiana can now get the COVID-19 shot, according to the Indiana State Department of Health’s website.

To schedule an appointment, visit https://ourshot.in.gov and select a location.

Hoosiers who don’t have access to a computer or need help registering for an appointment can call 211.

Joe Gries with the Vanderburgh County Health Department says he’s optimistic that eligibility will continue to expand this month.

”But, it is opening up more and more. The possibility of more vaccine is being shipped to Indiana. I know they are getting more Moderna, Pfizer, and the possibility of getting Johnson and Johnson very soon,” said Gries. “So, those groups that are still waiting, I think they’re probably going to see more and more become eligible very soon.”

[You can see more statistics and testing site locations on the Indiana coronavirus website]

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 21,261 cases, 379 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 5,916 cases, 111 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 7,422 cases, 151 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 1,732 cases, 35 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 2,612 cases, 31 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 4,013 cases, 81 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 2,180 cases, 30 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 1,278 cases, 32 deaths

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