New local COVID death reported


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday that 5,047 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two from Thursday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 4%, a 0.9% increase from Thursday’s 3.1%, 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 8 to 14.

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

One death attributed to COVID-19 was reported in Jackson County on Friday, increasing the county’s death toll to 74.

There have been 58,436 COVID tests administered to 19,298 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 102 from Thursday’s total.

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

Also Friday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 15,106 or 34.1% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 14,417 or 32.5% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,572,225 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,393,680 are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, 801 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 738,961 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,130 with 22 new deaths reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 10,282,891 tests have been administered, an increase of 23,526 from Thursday.

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