County positivity rate at 13%


The state announced Monday that 3,667 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 12 from Sunday’s total.

On Christmas Day, 24 county residents tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, seven more residents added to the total count of local citizens who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 13%, a 0.3% decrease from Saturday’s percentage.

Jackson County is now classified as a level 2.5 county, meaning an orange or heightened warning level for COVID-19 spread. An orange level county is classified between 10 and 14.9% with a red level being above 15%. An orange level county is classified as a 2, and a red level county is a 3. If a county’s positivity rate is close to a red level, it’s classified as 2.5.

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 Dec. 15 to 21.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Monday or over the weekend, meaning the death toll remains at 42.

There have been 33,548 tests administered to 15,167 individuals in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 100 from Saturday’s total.

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

On Monday, 2,494 additional Hoosiers were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the ISDH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

This brings to 496,306 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 7,539 with 43 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 5,553,545 tests have been administered, an increase of 17,617 from Saturday’s total.

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