1 million Hoosiers fully vaccinated


On Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 9,392 or 21.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 6,799 or 15.3% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

This is an increase of 259 county residents receiving their first dose since Wednesday. One hundred forty-one more have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 389 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,530,403 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,018,521 are fully vaccinated. There have been 48,358 Hoosiers who have received the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The state also announced Thursday that 4,748 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of five from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 5.9%, a 1.2% increase from Wednesday’s 4.7%, 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 12 to 18.

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

There have been 52,315 COVID tests administered to 18,033 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 54 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, 977 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 680,998 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,576 with 8 new deaths being reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 8,715,517 tests have been administered, an increase of 18,129 from Wednesday’s total.

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