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County sees 2 more deaths from COVID

County sees 2 more deaths from COVID County sees 2 more deaths from COVID

Two additional Harrison County residents died in the past week of COVID-19, according to the county health department.

The death of an 81-year-old man and a 85-year-old female, both with underlying health conditions, brings the total number of deaths from the virus in the county to 60, which includes two clinical deaths (where the persons likely died from COVID but no test was performed to confirm).

The local health department reported 17,581 individuals have been tested for the coronavirus, an increase of 268 since last week. Of those, 3,888 were positive, up 79 from the previous week.

Statewide, 279 more Hoosiers died from the virus, bringing the total to 11,805 since the previous week. Another 426, up 10 from last week, are believed to have had the virus at the time of their death.

The number of positive cases rose by 8,656 since the week before, bringing the total to 650,530. A total of 7,593,841 tests have been performed, an increase of 265,017 from last week.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are still being scheduled for persons 65 and older as well as for licensed and unlicensed health care workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact.

For a complete list of those now eligible to receive the vaccine, which is given in two doses about a month apart, go to https://ourshot.in.gov.

Scheduling can be completed online at ourshot.in.gov or by call 866-211-9966 for assistance. In Harrison County, vaccinations are being administered, by appointment only, at First Capital Christian Church in Corydon.

To date, 5,906 Harrison Countians have had the first dose of the vaccine, up from 3,287 last week, and 1,416 have received the second one, up 694 since the previous week, and are now fully vaccinated.

Harrison County remains in the second highest level, orange, based on positivity rate, since dropping from the highest (red) on Jan. 27 based on the positivity rate for the virus.

Health officials warn that those who have been vaccinated may still be able to infect others so they should continue to wear a mask and, if in close contact of a positive case, quarantine.

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