County positivity rate near orange level

The state announced Friday that 3,086 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 60 from Thursday’s report.

The positivity rate for Jackson County now stands at 15.3%, a 1.4% decrease from Thursday’s percentage.

To be classified as an orange-level threat for COVID-19 infection, a county’s positivity rate must be between 10 and 14.9%.

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. 28 to Dec. 4.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Thursday, meaning the death toll remains at 41.

There have been 28,721 tests administered overall in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 309 from Thursday’s report.

The latest results were as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The Indiana State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

On Friday, 7,360 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 412,135 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 6,373 with 71 new deaths being reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 4,818,990 tests have been administered, an increase of 57,640 from Thursday’s reported total.