This revised FAQ information page will help you understand the numbers and why we post them the way that we do. 

NOTE:  There will be a change in the days when numbers are posted to this webpage. In keeping with the new schedule stated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in this press release, numbers will no longer be posted on Sundays beginning with Sunday, September 6, 2020.  The cumulative numbers posted on Monday will include the data from Sunday and Monday . These numbers will still be posted each day by 12:00 Noon .  Recovered numbers are being posted as received.  Epicurve data and Township maps are also posted on Mondays.

Report Date October 20, 2020Number of Cases*
of Deaths*
Jackson County 1539

*These numbers do not reflect any cases or deaths identified through Michigan Department of Corrections.  Their numbers are listed under a separate category "Others" for the Michigan Statistics.

**Recovered is defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available).

Number of Cases

The Age group is reported as a percentage of the total instead of the actual number. 

Age - Years


0 -19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 -79

Race and Ethnicity tables were added on April, 8, 2020.

Note: Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.

% of overall case by race
Black or African American9.1%
 American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Multiple Races3.2%
Other 2.5%


% of overall case by ethnicity
Hispanic / Latino3.2%

Epicurve Data

The Epicurve graph available  (thru 10/18/2020)  will allow you to see how the daily number of cases have gone up and down since the first case was identified in March.  You can open the Epicurve Data here.  EpiCurve data will be posted each Monday according to the template which collects and runs the numbers.

07182020 EPICURVE Data

Map of Cases

In order to better illustrate areas of highest positive rates, the legend was recently revised to allow for higher cases counts in each color grouping. The 10/19/2020 map of Cumulative Cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County Townships is posted.  At times, street addresses are not always available which affect the ability to map all data. If this occurs, a difference between posted cases totals and mapped cases may be seen.  You can download a pdf version of the map for printing.

Cumulative Cases by Township 0626Michigan Map

The Michigan Safe Start Map is now available for you to Track the risk phases of COVID-19 indicators in predetermined sections of the state based on Epidemic Spread and Public Health Capacity.

Hotline Numbers to know

Call any of these Hotlines for more information
  • Jackson County Health Department Hotline (517) 788-4420, opt 9
  • Center for Family Health Hotline number for testing is (517) 748-5363
  • Henry Ford COVID 19 Hotline (for testing) (517) 205-6100
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (888) 535-6163
  • (CDC) Centers for Disease Control (800) 232- 4632
  • 211 Navigator Resource Hotline (844) 587-2485
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The number of cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County are updated daily in the chart above. The Henry Ford MyCare Advice Line is available 24/7 to help answer questions (313-874-7500) about COVID-19 and screening concerns. The Center for Family Health also has a Hotline number for you to call regarding questions or testing: (517-748-5363).

Jackson County Health Department is not conducting testing at this time and requests anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 (Fever, Coughing, Unexplained body aches and Difficulty Breathing) to go home and monitor their symptoms. Other less common symptoms are losing your sense of taste or smell, headache, and stomach or intestinal issues. It is very important to avoid public places if you have symptoms.  If you or other people in your household are experiencing symptoms, try to maintain proper distancing of at least six feet and avoid sharing of any items. Use proper disinfecting and cleaning prevent the spread of germs. The Health Department is currently closed to the public but you can call and leave a message as phones are being monitored and messages will be returned.

If you are experiencing symptoms, call your healthcare provider or the Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Screening and Testing Center is located at the Henry Ford Allegiance Specialty Hospital parking lot, 110 N. Elm Avenue, Jackson MI 49202.  (517) 205-6100)  It is important to follow the "Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives" order by Governor Whitmer.  The JCHD Hotline Number at (517) 788-4420, option 9, is available to answer general questions and provide information regarding COVID-19. 

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. When calling 911, it is very important to let them know of your respiratory symptoms. 

Anyone who has been tested for COVID-19 has been given instructions on what they should be doing. The Jackson County Health Department works closely with health care providers on the monitoring, surveillance and followup of any positive cases and potential contacts.

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