The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday that a total of 1,877 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 54 from Wednesday’s reported total.
This is the largest number of positive COVID-19 cases in a single day in Jackson County so far.
This puts Jackson County at a positivity rate of 13.9%. The previous day, the positivity rate was 14.1%.
Positivity rate is determined by a seven-day moving average with a six-day lag. It’s 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. 6 to 12.
One new death in the county attributed to COVID-19 also has been reported by the state, raising the COVID-19 death toll in Jackson County to 32.
There have been 21,721 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 295 from Wednesday’s report.
The results are as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. The ISDH’s coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.
On Thursday, 7,420 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 275,503 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 4,889 with 59 new deaths being reported Thursday.
For the state, a total of 3,725,334 tests have been administered, an increase of 57,797 from Wednesday’s reported total.