County positivity rate increases to 9.8%


By Mitchell Banks

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The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday that 5,266 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of five from Sunday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 9.8%, a 0.8% increase from Sunday’s 9%, 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 27 to Aug. 2.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 1.5 county and a yellow level threat.

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

There have been 63,277 COVID tests administered to 20,365 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 87 from Sunday’s total.

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

Also Monday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 17,365 or 49.2% of 44,231 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 17,886 or 40.4% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 2,990,009 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,982,477 are fully vaccinated.

On Monday, 1,208 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 786,272 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,634 with no new deaths reported Monday.

For the state, a total of 11,429,224 tests have been administered, an increase of 12,808 from Sunday.

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