The Journal Gazette
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:38 pm

Indiana: 1,109 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths Thursday

The Journal Gazette

Health officials announced today that 1,109 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing, and 14 additional deaths have been reported.

A total of 12,065 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, the Indiana Department of Health said in a statement. It said another 429 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.

The update brings to 659,127 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day's dashboard, the statement said.

To date, it said, 3,100,111 tests have been reported to the state health department, up from 3,093,689 Wednesday. A total of 7,902,509 tests, including repeat tests, have been reported to the state since Feb. 26, 2020.

For testing locations around the state, visit and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

Hoosiers 60 years old and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine. To make an appointment, go to or call 211. Hoosiers must show proof that they live in Indiana and meet eligibility requirements. Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.

As of today, 941,291 Hoosiers have received their first dose of vaccine, and 507,155 Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, the department said. A vaccine dashboard has been created by the department to show the latest number of vaccines administered.


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