10.5% of county fully vaccinated


On Monday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 7,200 or 16.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 4,647 or 10.5% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 10 county residents receiving their first dose since Sunday. Seven more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 1,133,856 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 703,808 are fully vaccinated.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that 4,659 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, seeing no increase from Sunday’s total. Saturday saw five more county residents test positive for COVID-19.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 2.7%, a 0.3% increase from Sunday’s percentage of 2.4%, according to the department’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. 23 to March 1.

Jackson County is classified as a level 0.5 county and is a blue level threat. To be a blue level threat, a county must maintain a positivity rate lower than 5%.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Monday or over the weekend, leaving the county’s death toll at 67.

There have been 50,477 COVID tests administered to 17,712 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 37 from Sunday’s total.

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

On Monday, 480 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 667,736 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,315 with five new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 8,255,253 tests have been administered, an increase of 13,073 from Sunday’s total.

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