Jackson County classified at a Level 2.5 risk

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that a total of 1,823 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 44 from Tuesday’s reported total.

This puts Jackson County at a positivity rate of 14.1% and classifies the county at Level 2.5 for COVID-19 spread. Jackson County remains at an orange or heightened warning level for COVID-19 spread.

A red level county has a 15% or above positivity rate and classified as a Level 3 warning for COVID-19 spread.

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. 5 through 11.

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 31.

There have been 21,434 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 519 tests from Tuesday’s total.

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

On Wednesday, 6,143 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

That brings to 268,222 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 4,830 with 60 new deaths being reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 3,668,049 tests have been administered, an increase of 56,285 tests from Tuesday.