corona virus updateThe Indiana Department of Health announced Wednesday that 786 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 663,511 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

In Marshall County there were 6 new positive cases of the coronavirus bringing our total to 5,432.  One new death was reported and the county’s total is now 105.  29 individuals were tested.  The 7-day positivity rate for all tests is 2.0% while the 7-day positivity rate unique individuals is 11.6%.

A total of 12,200 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

To date, 3,127,593 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana. A total of 8,093,057 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26, 2020.

Hoosiers age 55 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. To schedule, visit or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

As of noon on Wednesday, 1,031,266 first doses of vaccine have been administered in Indiana, and 608,638 individuals are fully vaccinated.