County positivity rate stands at 7.5%


The state announced Monday that 4,585 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 14 from Sunday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 7.5%, a 0.4% increase from Sunday’s percentage of 7.1%, 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 Feb. 2 to 8.

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

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Monday, meaning the death toll remains at 60.

There have been 46,344 COVID tests administered to 17,242 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 98 from Sunday’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, 5,874 or 13.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 1,548 or 3.4% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 18 county residents receiving their first dose since Sunday. Ten more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 816,758 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 336,827 are fully vaccinated.

On Monday, 817 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 649,652 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 11,765 with 19 new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 7,573,633 tests have been administered, an increase of 16,180 from Sunday’s total.

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