INDIANAPOLIS — Clark County has lost three more people to COVID-19 and Floyd County has seen another death from the virus.
In the latest report issued Friday by the Indiana Department of Health, Clark saw its total number of deaths rise to 122 and Floyd’s climbed to 103.
Statewide, 69 more Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, bring the total number of deaths to 8,521. Another 371 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.
Another 6,199 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 552,594 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous days dashboard.
That number includes 104 new cases in Clark County (total: 9,335) and 78 additional diagnoses in Floyd County (total: 5,600).
Clark’s seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals — 33.6% — continued to outpace the state, which stands at 28.1%. Floyd’s rate is 27.1%.
The state health department also reported that 2,769 Hoosiers were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday. Of those hospitalized, 584 were in intensive care, according to the state agency’s daily statistic update.
Health officials announced earlier this week that coronavirus vaccinations are available to Indiana residents 80 and older starting Friday. Until now, health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities were the only eligible recipients for the shots.
By 11:30 a.m. on Friday, 33,500 Hoosiers were already registered for a vaccine appointment, according to the state health department. Among those registering, 21,000 people scheduled appointments in the first 90 minutes after registration opened.
In the coming weeks, the plan is to further expand availability of the vaccine to those 70 and older and then 60 and older.
To find testing sites around the state, go to www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.