State reports 24 new COVID-19 cases in county

On Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 10,430 or 23.5% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7,284 or 16.4% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 426 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,695,022 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,162,464 are fully vaccinated. There have been 63,653 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The Indiana State Department of Health also announced Thursday that 4,825 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 24 from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 9.2%, the same as Wednesday’s percentage, 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 19 to 25.

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

There have been 53,218 COVID tests administered to 18,246 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 209 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, 1,240 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 687,713 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,642 with nine new deaths being reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 8,938,557 tests have been administered, an increase of 35,285 from Wednesday’s total.