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Indiana's Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Hit Record-Breaking Lows

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Lauren Chapman / IPB News
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Indiana’s COVID-19 metrics have exponentially improved over the last several months. Last week, the state hit record lows for confirmed positive cases.

The state’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths saw a meteoric decline at the beginning of 2021, coinciding with the state’s vaccine rollout. Indiana went from an average of 98 deaths per day in December to an average of nine per day in May. 

So far in June, Indiana has only broken double digits once, with 11 confirmed deaths reported on June 4.

But the number of cases in the state took longer to follow suit – in April, the state still averaged more than 1,000 cases per day. 

Now? It’s been more than two weeks since the state reported more than 400 new cases and it’s been nearly a month since the state reported more than 500 cases. Both June 2 and June 18’s counts included a few hundred historical cases in their counts.

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For context: last week averaged about 230 cases per day – the first since the beginning of the pandemic to average fewer than 300. That week’s total new confirmed cases came to 1,608 – including 308 historical cases added Saturday. 

Even with the historical cases, it is the fewest number the state has reported since the third week of the pandemic when testing was largely unavailable.

Contact Lauren at lchapman@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @laurenechapman_.

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