Hoosiers continue to get vaccinated

The state announced Friday that 4,123 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 23 from Thursday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 16.1%, a 0.7% decrease from Thursday’s percentage, according to the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The rate is determined by a seven-day moving average with a six-day lag to give time to receive comprehensive results. The current positivity rate for the county would be for Jan. 2 to 8.

Jackson County is classified as a level 3 county, meaning a red warning level for COVID-19 spread.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Thursday, meaning the death toll remains at 45.

There have been 38,381 tests administered to 16,044 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 280 from Thursday’s total.

The latest results were as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The coronavirus dashboard is updated at noon daily.

According to the ISDH’s Indiana COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, 1,483 or 3.3% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 292 or 0.007% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 89 county residents receiving their first dose and three more that are fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 259,395 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 52,798 are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, 4,744 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 583,160 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 8,872 with 42 new deaths being reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 6,328,023 tests have been administered, an increase of 56,578 from Thursday’s total.