County positivity rate stands at 2.4%


On Friday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 8,530 or 19.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,284 or 14.2% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 235 county residents receiving their first dose since Thursday. One hundred seventeen more have been fully vaccinated.

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

Since Dec. 14, 1,389,008 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 915,719 are fully vaccinated. There have been 36,730 Hoosiers who have received the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday that 4,704 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 11 from Thursday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 2.4%, a 0.2% decrease from Thursday’s 2.6%, 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 6 to 12.

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

There have been 51,868 COVID tests administered to 17,936 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 288 from Thursday’s total.

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

On Friday, 878 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 676,247 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,510 with 15 new deaths being reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 8,592,072 tests have been administered, an increase of 35,571 from Thursday’s total.

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