Additional local COVID-19 death reported


The state announced Wednesday that 2,155 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 32 from Tuesday’s reported total.

This puts Jackson County at a positivity rate of 13%.

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. 12 to 18.

One new death in the county attributed to COVID-19 was reported by the state on Wednesday, meaning the COVID-19 death toll in Jackson County grew to 34. That death occurred Nov. 18.

In Jackson County, 17 or 50% of the deaths were of people older than 80. Another 35.3% of the death were age 70 to 79 and 11.8% involved those between the ages of 60 and 69. There have been no deaths among those county residents younger than 39 and those 50 to 59. Nearly 59% of the deaths in Jackson County were female.

There have been 23,427 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 350 from Tuesday’s report.

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

On Tuesday, an 6,059 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at Indiana State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

This brings to 312,521 the total number of Hoosiers 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 5,232 with 63 new deaths being reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 4,038,194 tests have been administered, an increase of 61,672 from Tuesday’s reported total.

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