INDIANAPOLIS — 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 2, 2021.
Sunday, May 9
The Indiana State Department of Health reported another 24,961 people were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Sunday morning. A total of 2,135,682 people are now fully vaccinated, according to ISDH, which also reports 4,575,544 shots administered in the state. That includes 2,439,862 first doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, both of which require a second dose to reach full effectiveness.
With 12 additional deaths that occurred between Jan. 26, 2020 and Friday, the state has now recorded 13,003 total deaths from the coronavirus. Another 415 deaths have been reported in people who died with COVID-19 symptoms but had no positive test on record.
The state also reached a testing milestone, with 10,024,341 total tests for COVID-19 administered in the state. That number reflects multiple tests for the same person, but the state's number of unique tests - 3,421,872 - represents more than half of Indiana's total population has been tested for the virus. Of those tests, 729,716 have come back positive for COVID-19.
Saturday, May 8
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 32,987 more people are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Saturday morning. That brings to 2,110,729 individuals who have been give both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at state clinics or health providers.
ISDH reported eight additional deaths from COVID-19 Saturday. Those deaths occurred between Jan. 28, 2021 and Friday.
Friday, May 7
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday that 17 additional people have died from COVID-19. Indiana has now lost 12,983 people to the virus.
Labs recorded 1,189 new coronavirus cases.
ISDH also reported 31,850 new individuals are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Friday morning.
Thursday, May 6
The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,261 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 726,600 the number of Indiana residents who have tested positive for the virus during the pandemic.
With six deaths from the virus that occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday, 12,966 Hoosiers have now died from COVID-19. Another 413 probable deaths have been reported in patients who died with COVID-19 symptoms by no positive on record.
Indiana reported 40,044 new fully vaccinated individuals on Thursday.
As of Thursday morning, a total of 4,453,018 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 2,406,936 first doses and 2,046,082 individuals who are fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated number represents individuals who received a second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Wednesday, May 5
More than 2 million people have been fully vaccinated in Indiana, the State Department of Health announced. A total of 4,395,106 Hoosiers have received at least one dose.
Indiana reported 1,160 COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths Wednesday, bringing statewide totals to 725,353 cases and 12,960 deaths since the pandemic started.
The state's 7-day positivity rate for all tests is at 4.8%, while the rate for unique individuals sits at 13.3%.
Tuesday, May 4
Indiana reported 824 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths. In total, the state has seen nearly 725,000 cases since the pandemic started.
The state's 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals jumped to 13%. Nearly 2 million Hoosiers have been vaccinated against the virus.
Monday, May 3
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 812 new COVID-19 cases and one death. In total, Indiana has had 723,443 COVID-19 cases and 12,938 deaths since the pandemic started.
The state's 7-day positivity sits at 4.6%, while the rate for unique individuals is at 12.8%. Nearly 2 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, and 4.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Face masks still required at Indiana casinos. Gamblers will have to keep wearing face masks inside Indiana’s casinos at least through the end of May. Updated health guidelines issued by the Indiana Gaming Commission said operators of the 13 state-licensed casinos decided to keep the mask rule in place to stem COVID-19 spread even though Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mask mandate as of April 6.
The casino rules require customers to wear masks except when eating, drinking or smoking while seated at a slot machine, bar or restaurant table.
As of Sunday, May 2 Indiana has 1,933,367 fully vaccinated individuals. To date, the state has administered 4,297,368 total vaccine shots that include single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, or either the first or second doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.