County moves into a yellow advisory level


On Wednesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 9,133 or 20.6% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,658 or 15% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 249 county residents receiving their first dose since Tuesday. One hundred five more have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 383 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,469,852 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 992,664 are fully vaccinated. There have been 46,025 Hoosiers who have received the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The state also announced Wednesday 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 4.7%, a 0.1% decrease from Tuesday’s 4.8%, 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 11 to 17.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is classified as a level 1 county and is a yellow level threat. To be a yellow level threat, a county must have a positivity rate above 5% or 10 to 99 new cases per 100,000 residents.

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 52,261 COVID tests administered to 18,020 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 47 from Tuesday’s total.

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

On Wednesday, 976 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 680,046 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,568 with 15 new deaths being reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 8,697,759 tests have been administered, an increase of 16,843 from Tuesday’s total.

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