Jackson County COVID-19 deaths grow to 17


The number of Jackson County residents who have died from COVID-19 grew by two to 17 in the past three days.

The number of positive cases in the county rose to 1,185 with 21 new positive cases reported through midnight Saturday. 

Overall, the county’s seven-day positivity rate from Oct. 12 to 18 was 10.15%.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,175 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories.

To date, a total of 162,607 Indiana residents are known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

Also, 3,894 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 with the report of 12 new deaths on Saturday. Those deaths occurred between Oct. 12 and 18. Another 236 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.

A total of 2,711,078 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the ISDH since Feb. 26.

To find testing sites around the state, visit coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.

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What: COVID-19 testing

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Former Indiana State Police post, 721 E. Tipton St., Seymour; North Vernon Education and Training Center, 1200 W. County Road 150N, North Vernon

Who: Open to all; there are no county residency restrictions

Cost: Free

Appointments can be scheduled online at scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov or patients can walk in and register onsite. These sites are being offered through partnerships between Schneck Medical Center, the Jackson County Health Department and the Jennings County Health Department.

Testing also is available at the former town hall building in Brownstown at 200 W. Walnut St.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those wanting to register for an appointment may do so online at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1116.

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For more information about COVID-19, including a list of frequently asked questions, visit in.gov/coronavirus or the Indiana State Department of Health at in.gov/isdh.


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