County reclassified as a yellow level threat


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 4,941 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of one from Tuesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 4.1%, a 0.8% decrease from Tuesday’s 4.9%, 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 8 to 14.

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

Two new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Wednesday and another death was reported Tuesday, meaning the county’s death toll increases to 72.

There have been 55,626 COVID tests administered to 18,667 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 121 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 12,955 or 29.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 10,138 or 22.9% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,212,174 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,622,455 are fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, 1,166 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 710,607 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,840 with 14 new deaths being reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 9,516,161 tests have been administered, an increase of 38,052 from Tuesday’s total.

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