County positivity rate in yellow territory

The state announced Monday that 4,277 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 10 from Sunday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 9.1%, a 0.6% decrease from Sunday’s 9.7%, 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. 12 to 18.

Jackson County is classified as a level 2.5 county, meaning an orange warning level for COVID-19 spread. If the county has a positivity rate below 10% on Wednesday, it will be reclassified as a yellow level threat.

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

There have been 40,741 COVID tests administered to 16,481 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 249 from Sunday’s total.

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

According to the ISDH’s Indiana COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, 2,429 or 5.5% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 661 or 1.5% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 33 county residents receiving their first dose since Sunday. Five more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 440,822 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 100,019 are fully vaccinated.

On Monday, 2,210 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 613,228 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 9,352 with 12 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 6,761,438 tests have been administered, an increase of 23,166 from Sunday’s total.