County positivity rate decreases to 2.6%


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 5,040 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of three from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 2.6%, a 0.2% decrease from Monday’s 2.8%, 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 May 5 to 11.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 1 county and a yellow level threat.

No deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Tuesday, leaving the county’s death toll at 73.

There have been 58,199 COVID tests administered to 19,249 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 70 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 14,795 or 33.4% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 13,778 or 31.1% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,527,727 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,326,908 are fully vaccinated.

On Tuesday, 495 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 736,480 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,090 with 21 new deaths reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 10,208,588 tests have been administered, an increase of 13,837 from Monday.

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