Another COVID-19 death reported here

Staff Reports

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 5,912 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 39 from Monday’s total.

One new death, which occurred Aug. 16, also was attributed to COVID-19, leaving the county’s death toll at 79.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is at 15%, 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. 18 to 24.

Jackson County is currently classified as a level 2.5 county and an orange level threat.

There have been 67,993 COVID tests administered to 21,861 individuals in the county since March 18, 2020.

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

On Tuesday, 3,720 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 858,566 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

The state’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is 14,409 with 65 new deaths reported Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 12,282,602 tests have been administered through Tuesday.