County positivity rate stands at 11.1%, second highest in state


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that 4,859 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of six from Sunday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 11.1%, a 0.2% decrease from Sunday’s percentage of 11.3%, according to the department’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Jackson County currently has the second highest positivity rate in the state, edged out by Jasper County’s 11.2%.

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 23 to 29.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 1.5 county and a yellow level threat. If the county still has a positivity rate above 10% on Wednesday, it will be categorized as a Level 2 county and an orange level threat.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Monday or over the weekend, meaning the county’s death toll remains at 69.

There have been 53,698 COVID tests administered to 18,353 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 108 from Sunday’s total.

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

Also Monday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 10,969 or 24.7% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7,557 or 17% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 467 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,771,330 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,244,458 are fully vaccinated. There have been 89,464 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, 762 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 691,625 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,668 with one new death being reported Monday.

On Sunday, no new COVID-19 deaths were reported, an occurrence that hasn’t happened since March 19, 2020.

For the state, a total of 9,038,809 tests have been administered, an increase of 12,331 from Sunday’s total.

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