State, local COVID-19 numbers updated


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday that a total of 1,916 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 39 from Thursday’s reported total.

This puts Jackson County at a positivity rate of 13.8%. The previous day, the positivity rate was 13.9%.

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. 7 to 13.

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 32.

There have been 22,101 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 381 from Thursday’s report.

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

On Friday, 6,912 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 282,311 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 4,952 with 63 new deaths being reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 3,785,422 tests have been administered, an increase of 60,425 from Thursday’s reported total.

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