Indiana COVID-19 Updates Sunday, March 20, 2022
Indiana COVID-19 Updates Sunday, March 20, 2022

Indiana COVID-19 Updates Sunday, March 20, 2022

The latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic for Sunday, March 20, 2022.

INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s Sunday’s latest updates on coronavirus pandemic, including the latest news on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in Indiana.

Registrations for the vaccine is now open to Hoosiers 5 and older through 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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Latest American, world numbers

There have been more than 79.72 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 9 ONE SUNDAY, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 971,080 deaths have been recorded in the United States

Worldwide, there have been more than 469.73 million confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 6.074 million deaths and more than 10.78 billion administered vaccine doses.

For most people, coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with pre-existing health problems, it can cause more serious illness such as pneumonia or death.

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The White House tours resume next month as the virus disappears

Public tours of the White House will resume next month after a more than 14-month hiatus due to coronavirus, the Biden administration announced last week.

Guided tours of the executive mansion were suspended indefinitely by President Joe Biden when he took office as he tightened virus protocols in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The free tours must be requested through a convention office and resumed Friday and Saturday mornings from Friday, April 15th.

Hong Kong will undergo COVID-19 restrictions as cases fall

Hong Kong’s leader says the government will consider lifting strict social distance measures as new COVID-19 infections in the city continue to go downhill. CEO Carrie Lam said Sunday that she “would not promise that there is now room for adjustment, but after a review, we have a duty to take into account the results of this review and the direction we will take.”

Hong Kong is in the midst of a massive eruption, registering over 1 million total cases in the city of 7.4 million.

But new infections are on the way down. In early March, Hong Kong reported more than 50,000 new infections in one day. On Saturday, it registered 16,583 new cases.

Marion County COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics continue

The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) continues to offer free COVID-19 vaccination and testing to anyone interested in receiving these services.

MCPHD operates a COVID-19 test site, which is a drive-thru clinic located at 3838 N. Rural St. in Indianapolis.

The clinic’s current opening hours are Monday-Friday at 8.30-15.30. This clinic only offers PCR tests and no rapid tests. A list of additional test sites registered with the Indiana Department of Health is available at coronavirus.in.gov.

Appointments for COVID-19 testing at the MCPHD site are not required but are available by visiting marionhealth.org/indycovid or call 317-221-5515.

MCPHD also offers COVID-19 vaccines at its district health offices, ACTION Health Center and four other locations in Marion County. Appointments for vaccines are not required, but are recommended.

Please visit ourshot.in.gov or call 2-1-1 to find a vaccination clinic.

Marion County March clinic schedule

  • Northeast District Health Office, 6042 E. 21st St.
    Mondays: 12.00 – 16.00
    Tuesdays: 15.00 – 19.00
    Only Saturday, March 26 at 8-12
  • Eagledale Plaza Health Office, 2802 Lafayette Road
    Tuesdays: 8-12
  • Northwest District Health Office, 6940 N. Michigan Road
    Thursdays: 15.00 – 19.00
  • South District Health Office, 7551 S. Shelby St.
    Mondays: 15.00 – 19.00
    Fridays: 8-12
  • ACTION Health Center, 2868 N. Pennsylvania St.
    Wednesdays: 15.00 – 17.00
  • Martindale-Brightwood Public Library Branch, 2435 N. Sherman Drive (only aged 12-over)
    Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 15.30
    Saturdays: 10-13
  • College Avenue Public Library Branch, 4180 N. College Ave. (only aged 12-over)
    Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 15.30
    Saturdays: 10-13
  • East 38th Street Public Library Branch, 5420 E. 38th St. (only aged 12-over)
    Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 15.30
    Saturdays: 10-13
  • IndyGo Carson Transit Center, 201 E. Washington St. (only aged 12-over)
    Tuesdays: 10-14
    Wednesdays: 10-14
    Thursdays: 10-14

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