One added to county COVID-19 death toll

The state announced Thursday that 4,545 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 24 from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 7.2%, a 0.2% increase from Tuesday’s 7.0%, 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. 29 to Feb. 4.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map on Wednesday, Jackson County is still classified as a level 2 county and remains an orange level threat.

One new death attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Thursday, meaning the death toll increases to 60.

There have been 45,585 COVID tests administered to 17,109 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 355 from Wednesday’s total.

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

According to the ISDH’s Indiana COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, 5,557 or 12.5% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 1,335 or 3.0% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 231 county residents receiving their first dose since Tuesday. One-hundred and eighteen more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 759,992 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 279,995 are fully vaccinated.

On Thursday, 1,762 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 645,006 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 11,604 with 26 new deaths being reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 7,425,081 tests have been administered, an increase of 57,960 from Wednesday’s total.