The state announced Wednesday that 2,981 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 42 from Tuesday’s report.
The positivity rate for Jackson County now stands at 19%, a 0.2% decrease from Tuesday’s percentage.
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. 26 to Dec. 2.
One new death attributed to COVID-19 was reported in Jackson County on Tuesday, meaning the death toll increases to 41.
There have been 28,151 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 Indiana State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.
On Tuesday, 5,853 additional Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the ISDH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.
This brings to 398,417 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 6,207 with 98 new deaths being reported Wednesday.
For the state, a total of 4,706,966 tests have been administered overall.