County positivity rate near single digits

The state announced Friday that 4,219 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 12 from Thursday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 10.1%, a 0.3% decrease from Thursday’s 10.4%, 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. 9 to 15.

Jackson County is now classified as a level 2.5 county, meaning an orange warning level for COVID-19 spread.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Friday, meaning the death toll remains at 47.

There have been 40,131 COVID tests administered to 16,322 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 336 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, 2,134 or 4.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 573 or 1.2% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 105 county residents receiving their first dose since Thursday. Sixty more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 362,452 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 87,506 are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, 3,560 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 the total number of Hoosiers known to have had the novel coronavirus to 605,426 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 9,267 with 49 new deaths being reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 6,652,500 tests have been administered, an increase of 52,579 from Friday’s total.