State sees record COVID-19 cases over the weekend


On Monday, 5,218 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

The results are as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The ISDH’s coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

This past Saturday had the largest number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in a single day in Indiana with 8,311 cases being reported. Sunday’s report had an additional 6,783 Hoosiers test positive for COVID-19.

That brings to 256,744 the total number of Indiana residents known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 4,686 with 26 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 3,569,955 tests have been administered.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that a total of 1,733 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 33 from Sunday’s reported total.

Saturday’s report saw 37 additional Jackson County residents test positive for COVID-19, and Sunday’s report had 27 Jackson County residents test positive for COVID-19.

This puts Jackson County at a positivity rate of 13.1%.

Jackson County is classified as a Level 2 county, meaning an orange or heightened warning level for COVID-19 spread.

An orange level county is classified between 10 and 14.9% with a red level being above 15%. A red level county is classified as a 3. A county can be categorized at a 2.5 level if a positivity rate is increasing toward a red level.

Positivity rate is determined by a seven-day moving average with a six-day lag. It is calculated by dividing the total number of positive tests by the total number of tests administered. The reason for the lag is to give time to receive comprehensive results.

The current positivity rate for Jackson County would be for Nov. 3 through 9.

No new deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 have been reported by the state, meaning the COVID-19 death toll in Jackson County remains at 29.

There have been 20,572 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18.

No posts to display