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 May 10, 2021.
Sunday, May 16
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 17,225 more people were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sunday morning, bringing the state's total number of fully vaccinated individuals to just under 2.3 million. Of those, 169,704 have been single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The vast majority are listed by the state as either of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
ISDH also reported nine additional deaths from the virus that occurred between Feb. 14, 2021 and Thursday of this week.
Saturday, May 15
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 25,459 more people were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday morning. In all, 2.28 million Hoosiers are now considered fully vaccinated against the virus, or roughly one in every three Indiana residents.
ISDH also reported 798 new cases and five additional deaths from COVID-19. Those deaths occurred between Thursday and Friday this week. Indiana's total number of confirmed deaths from the virus rose to 13,054 with another 417 deaths considered "probable" from COVID-19 among patients who died with symptoms of the virus but had no positive test on record.
Friday, May 14
The Indiana State Department of Health reported more more than 30,000 additional people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday morning. A total of 2,256,964 people in the state have been fully vaccinated.
ISDH also reported 16 additional deaths from the virus. Indiana has now lost 13,049 people to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The deaths reported today occurred between April 27 and Thursday.
Indiana recorded 925 new positive cases, with 733,591 total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Thursday, May 13
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 30,464 more people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Thursday morning. In total, 2,226,615 individuals have been vaccinated with either the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot (165,743 people) or both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine (2,060,872 people).
ISHD reported 900 new cases and five additional deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Indiana has now recorded 13,033 deaths from the virus.
The Indiana State Department of Health has expanded its vaccine appointments to include kids between the ages of 12 to 15.
People between the ages of 12 and 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer two-dose vaccine.
About 361,000 teens are now eligible in Indiana with the latest age group expansion.
To schedule an appointment, you can sign up at ourshot.in.gov or call 211.
Walk-in appointments are also accepted at any clinic that is offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult and have parent consent, whether that is in written form or in-person. Proof of age must be shown with an ID, passport or birth certificate.
Wednesday, May 12
Nearly 29,000 more Hoosiers are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. That brings Indiana's total to 2,196,206 individuals who are fully vaccinated.
The state is also reporting 852 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths from the virus. To date, Indiana has recorded 731,810 positive cases and 13,028 deaths from the coronavirus.
Tuesday, May 11
Hoosiers 12 and older will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Indiana beginning Thursday, May 13 at 8 a.m.
After the Food and Drug Administration approved emergency use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must make a recommendation, expected Wednesday. For more information on vaccinating those 12-15, click here.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 687 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths Tuesday. The state's 7-day positivity rate for all tests sits at 5.3%, while the rate for unique individuals is at 13.4%.
Monday, May 10
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 607 new positive COVID-19 cases and one additional death that occurred Sunday.
Indiana has now lost 13,004 people to the virus.
ISDH also reported that 8,756 more individuals have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Monday morning. A total of 2,144,438 have now had either the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination or both doses of either of the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
Vaccinations resume at IMS
The Indiana State Department of Health and Indianapolis Motor Speedway will make it possible for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 throughout the month of May.
Vaccinations will be available in the IndyCar parking lot at 4551 W. 16th St., across from Gate 2, on the following schedule:
- May 10, 17, and 24: Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- May 11-16: Second dose Moderna vaccines for anyone who received their first dose at IMS last month. The Pfizer vaccine will also be available these days for anyone seeking a first dose.
- May 21: Second dose of Pfizer vaccine for individuals who attended family day on April 30.
Holcomb to reinstate requirement that unemployment claimants actively seek, be available for work
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office issued a statement Friday about the future of pandemic-related unemployment programs here.
“I’ve asked the Department of Workforce Development to complete a demographic analysis of unemployed Hoosiers over the past 16 months so I have the best information available to make an informed decision about whether the state should continue to participate in federal pandemic unemployment programs," Holcomb said.