Record COVID cases reported on Thanksgiving


The state announced Friday that 2,263 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 39 from Thursday’s reported total.

Thursday saw another record-breaking day with the most positive COVID-19 cases reported in a single day in Jackson County with 68 cases.

This puts Jackson County at a positivity rate of 16.4%. The positivity rate reported on Thanksgiving was 13.3%

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. 14 to 20.

No new deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 was reported by the state on Friday, meaning the COVID-19 death toll in Jackson County remains at 34.

There have been 24,055 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 276 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, an 5,700 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.

Thursday’s report added 6,376 positive COVID-19 cases to the state’s total count.

That brings to 324,537 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 5,328 with 33 new deaths being reported Friday. 29 additional death were reported on Thursday.

For the state, a total of 4,148,596 tests have been administered, an increase of 48,612 from Thursday’s reported total.

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