COVID-19 pandemic

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Purdue Fort Wayne will be relaxing its face covering requirements beginning on June 28 as more and more of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19.

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There were two deaths due to COVID-19 in northeast Indiana since Tuesday, none reported on Friday.

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Indiana is closing its OptumServe COVID-19 testing sites at the end of June. The sites, set up early in the pandemic, have provided more than 541,000 free tests since May of last year.

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Hotels are seeing more demand as people take vacations, and more are expected over the summer. But the industry’s recovery is uneven and Indiana’s will likely take longer than other areas. A national hotel industry group is urging Congress to pass legislation that would give direct relief to hotel operators and workers needing the financial help to fill the gap while travel returns.

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Four COVID-19 deaths were reported in Allen County on Tuesday, in addition to one more over the weekend, bringing the total number of Allen County residents lost to the virus to 690.

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Jun 8, 2021
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The Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use in kids 12 and older in mid-May. 

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 69 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 13,267 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 3,200 new cases in the last week – the fewest reported in a single week since July 2020.

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Two COVID-19 deaths were reported in northeast Indiana over the past two days, with one in Whitley County on Thursday and the other in Kosciusko County on Friday.

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Four new COVID-19 deaths were reported in northeast Indiana on Wednesday, including two in Allen County.

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Northeast Indiana’s 7-day positivity rate for COVID-19 stood at about 4 percent on Tuesday, among the lowest numbers for the past six months.

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