County positivity rate stands at 3.1%


The state announced Sunday that 4,645 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two from Saturday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 3.1%, a 0.4% increase from Saturday’s 2.7%, 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 Feb. 15 to 21.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map, Jackson County is now classified as a level 0.5 county and is a blue level threat. Thirty-nine of Indiana’s 92 counties are now classified in the blue level. Only three are orange level threats. None are red level threats.

To be a blue level threat, a county must maintain a positivity rate lower than 5%.

One new death attributed to COVID-19 was reported in Jackson County on Saturday, meaning the death toll increases to 66. No deaths were reported on Sunday.

There have been 49,143 COVID tests administered to 17,553 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 145 from Saturday’s total.

The latest results are 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, 6,761 or 15.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 3,334 or 7.5% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 38 county residents receiving their first dose since Saturday. One hundred twenty-one more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 992,727 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 565,722 are fully vaccinated.

On Sunday, 736 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 661,673 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Indiana’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,142 with 17 new deaths being reported Sunday.

For the state, a total of 8,021,430 tests have been administered, an increase of 31,667 from Sunday’s total.

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