County positivity rate grows to 4.8%


On Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 8,777 or 19.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,498 or 14.6% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 137 county residents receiving their first dose since Monday. Fifty-two more have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 323 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,469,362 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 970,161 are fully vaccinated. There have been 43,555 Hoosiers who have received the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The state also announced Tuesday that 4,730 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of four from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 4.8%, a 0.6% increase from Monday’s 4.2%, 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 9 to 15.

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

There have been 52,214 COVID tests administered to 18,013 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 65 from Monday’s total.

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

On Tuesday, 701 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 679,079 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,553 with 18 new deaths being reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 8,681,198 tests have been administered, an increase of 18,526 from Monday’s total.

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