County a 0.5 level threat, still yellow


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 4,970 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of four from Tuesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 3.3%, a 0.1% increase from Tuesday’s percentage, 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 15 to 21.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is still classified as a yellow level threat but is a level 0.5 county.

No new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Wednesday, meaning the county’s death toll remains at 72.

There have been 56,326 COVID tests administered to 18,796 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 102 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 13,625 or 30.8% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 10,901 or 24.6% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,315,568 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,798,858 are fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, 1,272 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 717,564 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,902 with 19 new deaths being reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 9,711,225 tests have been administered, an increase of 34,823 from Tuesday’s total.

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