County positivity rate dips lower to 9.2%

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 4,867 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of seven from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 9.2%, a 1.9% decrease from Monday’s percentage of 11.1%, 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 24 to 30.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 1.5 county and a yellow level threat. If the county has a positivity rate above 10% today, 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 Tuesday, meaning the county’s death toll remains at 69.

There have been 53,769 COVID tests administered to 18,364 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 82 from Monday’s total.

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

Also Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 11,007 or 24.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7,591 or 17.1% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 487 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,794,940 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,266,129 are fully vaccinated. There have been 94,197 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

On Tuesday, 669 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 692,240 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,679 with 11 new deaths being reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 9,053,119 tests have been administered, an increase of 17,057 from Monday’s total.