By: Shelia Mader
Sandy Martin, Jackson County Health Department Director gave an update of the COVID numbers as of the morning of July 16, 2021.
Jackson County has 47,21 residents, with 14,958 of those vaccinated for a 36% vaccination rate. There have been 6,631 total positive cases with Jackson County at a 22.4% positivity rate. For the week of July 8-15, 2015, 117 people were vaccinated, 143 positive cases for a 14.2% new-case positivity rate.
There are now 13 people hospitalized with three of those on a ventilator.
Jackson County has recorded 165 deaths.
Vaccinations are given at the Jackson County Health Department, CVS, WalMart and Winn Dixie where you may call or walk in for appointments.