Indiana’s mask mandate ends, more than 1.25 million Hoosiers vaccinated

State health officials announced 669 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths Tuesday.

INDIANA, USA — This is a weekly blog with daily updates on COVID-19 numbers, COVID vaccine and other related content across Indiana for the week of April 6, 2021.

Tuesday, April 6

Indiana’s statewide mask mandate has expired, now turning into an advisory.

State health officials announced 669 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths. In total, there have been 692,240 cases and 12,679 deaths in Indiana since the pandemic started. 

More than 1.25 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated.

Monday, April 5

Indiana reports 2,949 more Hoosiers are fully vaccinated. That brings the total of fully-vaccinated people in Indiana to 1,244,458.

There were also 762 new cases reported and one more death. The state’s death toll from the pandemic is 12,668.

Indiana’s statewide mask mandate will end tomorrow after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he would change it to an advisory.

Under the advisory, localities and private businesses throughout the state will still be able to enforce their own mask mandates. Masks will still be required in K-12 schools, all state buildings and COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites.

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