County positivity rate declines to 6% after recent surge


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that 4,901 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two from Sunday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 6%, a 1.5% decrease from Sunday’s percentage of 7.5%, 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 30 to April 5.

Jackson County is currently classified 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 54,538 COVID tests administered to 18,519 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 54 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 11,993 or 27.1% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 8,523 or 19.2% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 631 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 1,993,880 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,410,070 are fully vaccinated. There have been 125,650 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, 908 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 699,823 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,746 with three new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 9,242,439 tests have been administered, an increase of 12,906 from Sunday’s total.

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