Nearly 8,300 county residents have received first vaccine dose


On Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 8,291 or 18.7% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,163 or 13.9% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 184 county residents receiving their first dose since Wednesday. One hundred twelve more have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 236 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,356,920 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 890,159 are fully vaccinated. There have been 35,481 Hoosiers who have received the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday that 4,692 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of eight from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 2.7%, a 0.3% decrease from Wednesday’s 3.0%, 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 March 5 to 11.

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

There have been 51,581 COVID tests administered to 17,917 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 131 from Wednesday’s total.

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

On Wednesday, 966 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 675,388 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,495 with 13 new deaths being reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 8,556,561 tests have been administered, an increase of 41,240 from Wednesday’s total.

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