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ISDH: 1,397 new COVID-19 cases, 16 additional deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A total of 694,836 Hoosiers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

1,397 new cases of the virus were reported to the department on Thursday.

16 additional Hoosiers lost their lives to COVID-19, bringing the state's overall death toll to 12,710.

The new data was reported to ISDH within the last 24 hours, but the new cases occurred between May 29 and April 7 while the new deaths occurred between April 18 and April 7.

In Allen County, officials reported 88 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's overall case count to 38,473. The overall death toll stands at 666.

The state's seven-day positivity rate for unique individuals has increased to 12%.

An estimated total of 660,695 Indiana residents have recovered from the virus, according to data from the Regenstrief Institute.

As of today, a total of 3,195,357 vaccine doses have been administered in Indiana. This includes 1,873,481 first doses and 1,321,876 individuals who are fully vaccinated. 

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Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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