Latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic since Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
INDIANAPOLIS – Here are Wednesday’s latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including the latest news on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in Indiana. Registration for the vaccine is now open to Hoosiers 12 years of age or older through the Indiana State Department of Health. This story will be updated throughout the day with more news about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Emerging clinics reaching Speedway Main Street
The Marion County Department of Public Health is holding a racial-themed COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week at Speedway.
The walk-up clinic, held in collaboration with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be held Thursday and Friday on Main Street.
The clinic on Thursdays will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. at the entrance to the courtyard of Daredevil Brewing Co.
Clinics will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for those 12 years of age or older and the unique Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those over 18 years of age.
Mobile vaccination clinics in downtown Indiana this week
Tuesday to Thursday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Mooresville High School
550 N. Indiana Street, Mooresville, IN 46158
Tippecanoe County Amphitheater
4449 IN-43, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Tuesday to Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
401 W. Second St., Reynolds, IN 47980
Patients who have an appointment at a public vaccination site hosted in the state can get a free Uber trip. Call 211 or (866) 211-9966 to receive a voucher covering the cost of an Uber trip to and from your vaccination appointments.
Latest US world numbers
There have been more than 33.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 590,900 deaths in the US
Worldwide, there have been more than 167.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus with more than 3.48 million deaths. More than 1.7 billion doses of vaccine have been administered worldwide.
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The actual number of people infected with the virus worldwide is believed to be much higher (perhaps ten times higher in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), given the limitations of testing and the numerous mild cases. which have not been reported unrecognized.
For most people, coronavirus causes mild to moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illnesses such as pneumonia or death.