26.1% of county fully vaccinated

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 4,996 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of seven from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 4%, a 0.4% increase from Monday’s percentage of 3.6%, 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 21 to 27.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 0.5 county and a yellow level threat.

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

There have been 56,909 COVID tests administered to 18,926 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 82 from Monday’s total.

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

Also Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 13,962 or 31.5% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 11,563 or 26.1% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,376,140 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 1,969,344 are fully vaccinated.

On Tuesday, 824 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 724,214 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 12,950 with 12 new deaths being reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 9,875,046 tests have been administered, an increase of 17,527 from Monday’s total.