County positivity rate stands at 5.9%

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that 4,935 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of three from Sunday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 5.9%, a 1.2% increase from Sunday’s 4.7%, 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 6 to 12.

As of last Wednesday, Jackson County is classified as a level 1 county but still an orange level threat.

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

There have been 55,440 COVID tests administered to 18,629 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 61 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 12,751 or 28.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 9,887 or 22.3% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

In Jackson County, 978 residents have received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Since Dec. 14, 2,174,794 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,573,036 are fully vaccinated. There have been 132,812 Hoosiers who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

On Monday, 770 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 708,779 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,818 with three new deaths being reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 9,458,498 tests have been administered, an increase of 12,963 from Sunday’s total.