State, local COVID-19 numbers updated


The state announced Monday that 3,845 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 11 from Sunday’s total.

Saturday saw 25 Jackson County residents test positive for COVID-19 and 21 more Sunday.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 14.6%, a 0.7% decrease from Sunday’s percentage.

Jackson County is classified as a level 3 county, meaning a red 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.

Even though the county is below 15%, the Indiana State Department of Health still classifies it as red. That’s because the color levels are updated each Wednesday, and Jackson County moved back into the red last week.

Positivity rate also is determined by a seven-day moving average with a six-day lag. The reason for the lag is to give time to receive comprehensive results.

The current positivity rate for Jackson County would be for Dec. 22 to 28.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Monday or over the weekend, meaning the death toll remains at 43.

There have been 35,328 tests administered to 15,455 individuals in Jackson County since March 18, an increase of 177 from Sunday’s total.

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

On Monday, 3,630 additional Hoosiers were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the ISDH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.

This brings to 529,688 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 8,150 with 39 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 5,814,026 tests have been administered, an increase of 21,392 from Sunday’s total.

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