County’s COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 8.4%

The state announced Monday that 4,394 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 8.4%, a 0.3% increase from Sunday’s 8.1%, 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. 19 to 25.

Jackson County is classified as a level 2 county and remains an orange level threat.

The county metrics map is updated every Wednesday by the ISDH. If Jackson County’s COVID-19 positivity rate stays below 10%, it will be classified as a yellow level threat on Wednesday.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Monday, meaning the death toll remains at 48.

There have been 42,790 COVID tests administered to 16,740 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 176 from Monday’s total.

The latest results are 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, 3,458 or 7.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 873 or 1.9% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 72 county residents receiving their first dose since Sunday. Eight more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 562,084 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 143,638 are fully vaccinated.

On Monday, 1,733 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 628,391 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 9,613 with 16 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 7,039,744 tests have been administered, an increase of 25,288 from Sunday’s total.