22.9% of county has received first vaccine dose

On Wednesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 10,162 or 22.9% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7,187 or 16.2% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 422 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,659,058 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,133,956 are fully vaccinated. There have been 60,972 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The Indiana State Department of Health also announced Wednesday that 4,798 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two from Tuesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 9.2%, a 1.6% increase from Tuesday’s 7.6%, 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 18 to 24.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is now classified as a level 1.5 county and is a yellow level threat.

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 53,011 COVID tests administered to 18,204 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 73 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, 1,127 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 686,497 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,633 with one new death being reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 8,903,743 tests have been administered, an increase of 32,517 from Tuesday’s total.