County Positivity Rate Rises to 5.8%


The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 5,163 Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of seven from Monday’s total.

The positivity rate for Jackson County is 5.8%, an increase of 1.1% from 4.7% on Monday, 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 full results. The current positivity rate for the county is said to be July 14-20.

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 Tuesday, leaving the county’s death toll at 77.

There have been 62,019 COVID tests administered to 20,089 people in the county since March 18, 2020, an increase of 62 from Monday’s total.

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

Also on Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard reported that 17,475 or 39.5% of Jackson County’s 44,231 residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 17,888 or 40 , 4% of county residents have been fully immunized.

As of December 14, 2,910,108 Hoosiers have received their first dose, while 2,930,718 are fully vaccinated.

As of Tuesday, an additional 1,085 Hoosiers across the state were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private labs.

This brings the total number of Hoosiers known to have had the novel coronavirus to 767,409 after corrections from the previous day’s total.

The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the state is 13,552 with 15 new deaths reported on Tuesday.

For the state, a total of 11,164,271 tests were administered, an increase of 15,747 from Monday.

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