20.7% of county fully vaccinated


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 4,918 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 11 from Tuesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 6.6%, a 0.1% increase from Tuesday’s 6.5%, 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 April 1 to 7.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is now classified as a level 1 county but still an orange level threat.

In Indiana, only Jasper, Jackson and LaPorte counties are orange level threats.

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

There have been 54,753 COVID tests administered to 18,544 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 123 from Tuesday’s total.

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

Also Wednesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 12,148 or 27.4% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 9,162 or 20.7% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 957 residents have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 2,054,305 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,465,361 are fully vaccinated. There have been 131,329 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

On Wednesday, 1,233 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 701,971 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,782 with 20 new deaths being reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 9,293,614 tests have been administered, an increase of 29,850 from Tuesday’s total.

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