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Vigo County saw a slight increase in cases this past week, and the county health department urges people to continue to social distance, wear a mask, washhands, and stay home if you are sick. The chart shows new confirmed COVID-19 cases by week.

Vigo County reported another COVID-19 death on Wednesday, bringing to 171 the number of county residents who have died of coronavirus.

Another 60 COVID-19 cases were added today for a total of 10,297 in Vigo County, according to state health officials. Based on census population data, the positive case total means about one in 10 Vigo County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began last spring.

The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 4,411 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 578,494 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

A total of 8,830 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 40 from the previous day. Another 372 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, 2,792,291 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 2,779,991 on Wednesday. A total of 6,271,603 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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

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.

Nearly 239,000 Hoosiers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 48,000 have received both doses and are fully vaccinated.

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