County’s COVID-19 positivity rate below 10%


The state announced Sunday that 4,267 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 17 from Saturday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 9.7%, a 0.2% decrease from Saturday’s 9.9%, 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. 11 to 17.

Jackson County is 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 Saturday or Sunday, meaning the death toll remains at 47.

There have been 40,492 COVID tests administered to 16,441 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 109 from Saturday’s total.

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

According to the ISDH’s Indiana COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, 2,334 or 5.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 577 or 1.3% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 170 county residents receiving their first dose since Saturday. Four more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 418,892 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 94,461 are fully vaccinated.

On Sunday, 2,565 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 611,039 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 9,340 with 23 new deaths being reported Sunday.

For the state, a total of 6,738,341 tests have been administered, an increase of 36,997 from Saturday’s total.

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