16.8% of county has received first dose of vaccine


On Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 7,433 or 16.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 5,361 or 12.1% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 79 county residents receiving their first dose since Wednesday. Two hundred ninety-five more have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 1,203,613 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 771,091 are fully vaccinated.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday that 4,667 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, seeing an increase of four from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 2%, a 0.1% increase from Wednesday’s percentage of 1.9%, 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. 26 to March 4.

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 Thursday, leaving the county’s death toll at 67.

There have been 50,924 COVID tests administered to 17,774 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 171 from Wednesday’s total.

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

On Thursday, 922 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 670,074 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,382 with 32 new deaths being reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 8,353,553 tests have been administered, an increase of 45,463 from Wednesday’s total.

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