County reclassified as a blue level threat


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 5,056 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, seeing an increase of three from Tuesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 3.4%, a 0.4% decrease from Tuesday’s 3.8%, 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 13 to 19.

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

No deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Wednesday, leaving the county’s death toll at 74.

There have been 58,772 COVID tests administered to 19,353 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 60 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 15,364 or 34.7% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 14,848 or 33.5% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,614,017 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,460,195 are fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, 655 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 741,697 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,155 with six new deaths reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 10,366,786 tests have been administered, an increase of 19,331 from Tuesday.

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