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Indiana now has more total COVID-19 vaccinations than cases

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 15:57:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana reached a positive milestone in the fight against COVID-19 this week. There have now been more Hoosiers who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine than the number of positive virus cases statewide.

In the 11 months since the start of the virus in Indiana, there have been 635,171 total cases. On Thursday, the number of Hoosiers who’ve received their first dose reached 661,033.

Of course, these don’t represent the same people. State officials focused on vaccinating health care workers first, followed by all Hoosiers in descending age groups. As of Friday, Hoosiers aged 65 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 191,247 Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, as of Friday.