County positivity rate at 8.6% after reclassification

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday that 4,880 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 12 from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 8.6%, a 0.1% increase from Wednesday’s percentage of 8.5%, 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 26 to April 1.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is classified as a level 2 county and an orange level threat.

Jasper and Jackson are the only two counties in Indiana that are orange level threats.

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

There have been 54,053 COVID tests administered to 18,424 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 164 from Wednesday’s total.

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

Also Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 11,477 or 25.9% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 7,965 or 18.0% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 525 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,873,481 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,321,876 are fully vaccinated. There have been 102,923 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

On Thursday, 1,397 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 694,836 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,710 with 16 new deaths being reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 9,114,851 tests have been administered, an increase of 37,071 from Wednesday’s total.