County positivity rate at 3.6%


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Friday that 5,063 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, seeing an increase of two from Thursday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 3.6%, a 0.2% decrease from Thursday’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 15 to 21.

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

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

There have been 58,921 COVID tests administered to 19,388 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 59 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 15,485 or 35% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 15,191 or 34.3% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,633,546 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,492,305 are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, 571 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 742,910 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,179 with 13 new deaths reported Friday.

For the state, a total of 10,410,165 tests have been administered, an increase of 20,066 from Thursday.

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