The state announced Wednesday that 2,552 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 74 from Tuesday’s report.
This is the highest amount of positive COVID-19 cases in Jackson County in a single day.
The positivity rate for Jackson County now stands at 19.4%, down 0.7% from the peak positivity rate reached by the county Tuesday.
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. 19 to 25.
Three new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Wednesday, meaning the death toll increases to 37.
There have been 25,682 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 522 from Tuesday’s report.
The latest results were as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The ISDH’s coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.
On Tuesday, 6,655 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 350,970 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 5,688 with 91 new deaths being reported Tuesday.
For the state, a total of 4,342,486 tests have been administered, an increase of 46,646 from Tuesday’s reported total.