Local COVID-19 death reported

By Mitchell Banks

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The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 5,630 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 23 from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 12.5%, a 0.7% decrease from Monday’s 13.2%, 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 Aug. 11 to 17.

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

One new death attributed to COVID-19 was reported in Jackson County on Tuesday, increasing the county’s death toll to 78.

There have been 66,773 COVID tests administered to 21,232 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 134 from Monday’s total.

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

Also Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported 17,992 or 38.7% of 46,428 Jackson County residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 18,457 or 39.7% of county residents have been fully vaccinated.

Since Dec. 14, 3,077,486 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 3,058,170 are fully vaccinated.

On Tuesday, 3,641 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 829,010 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 13,885 with 57 new deaths reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 11,954,570 tests have been administered, an increase of 42,594 from Monday.