Indiana reports 1,397 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths

Officials said 1.3 million people have been fully vaccinated in Indiana.

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.

Thursday, April 8

Indiana reported 1,397 positive cases and 16 deaths, bringing statewide totals to 694,836 COVID-19 cases and 12,710 deaths since the pandemic started.

The state’s positivity rate for unique individuals increased from 11.7% to 12%, and the 7-day positivity rate for all tests went up to 4.6%.

More than 3.19 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered and more than 1.3 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated.

Wednesday, April 7

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,260 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths Wednesday. Nearly 12,700 Hoosiers have died since the pandemic started.

The 7-day positivity rate for all tests sits at 4.5%, an increase from previous days, while the positivity rate for unique individuals is about 11.7%.

Officials said 25,108 more people have been fully vaccinated in Indiana, bringing the total of fully vaccinated Hoosiers to around 1.3 million people.

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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