County a yellow level threat


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 5,220 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 11 from Tuesday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 8.6%, a 0.2% decrease from Tuesday’s 8.8%, 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 July 22 to 28.

After an update to the ISDH’s county metrics map Wednesday, Jackson County is now classified as a level 1.5 county and a yellow level threat.

No deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported in Jackson County on Wednesday, leaving the county’s death toll at 77.

There have been 62,706 COVID tests administered to 20,240 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 58 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 17,871 or 40.4% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 18,413 or 41.6% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,959,656 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,963,081 are fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, 1,774 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 777,417 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,610 with 14 new deaths reported Wednesday.

For the state, a total of 11,310,917 tests have been administered, an increase of 23,334 from Tuesday.

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