County positivity rate drops to 1.9%


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday that 5,077 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two from Wednesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 1.9%, a 1.2% decrease from Wednesday’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 28 to June 3.

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 Thursday, leaving the county’s death toll at 74.

There have been 59,509 COVID tests administered to 19,563 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 60 from Wednesday’s total.

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

Also Thursday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 15,948 or 36.0% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 15,963 or 36.0% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,712,851 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,638,326 are fully vaccinated.

On Thursday, 374 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 748,259 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,291 with two new deaths reported Thursday.

For the state, a total of 10,606,636 tests have been administered, an increase of 17,930 from Wednesday.

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