County positivity rate in red territory


The state announced Monday that 2,420 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 66 from Sunday’s report.

Another 92 Jackson County residents reported positive for COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday.

The positivity rate Jackson County now stands at 19.2%.

These percentages put Jackson County in the range of classifying as a red risk level for COVID-19 infection. A county above a positivity rate of 15% is considered a red risk level county. This would also categorize a county at Level 3 for risk of COVID-19 infection.

Currently, Jackson County is at Level 2.5 and an orange risk level for COVID-19 infection.

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. 17 to 23.

No new deaths were reported in Jackson County on Monday or over the weekend, meaning the death toll remains at 34.

There have been 24,916 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 305 from Sunday’s report.

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

On Monday, 5,713 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the Indiana State Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

This brings to 338,977 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 5,456 with 38 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 4,259,964 tests have been administered, an increase of 38,055 from Sunday’s reported total.

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