Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

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Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

As of 4:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 106,727 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 99,410 confirmed cases
    • 7,317 probable cases
  • 89,730 recoveries
  • 9,571 active cases
    • 7,995 confirmed active cases
    • 1,576 probable active cases
  • 1,833 total deaths
    • 1,676 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 157 deaths among probable cases
  • 649 currently hospitalized
    • 268 in ICU
    • 102 on ventilators
  • 1,342,249 people total have been tested
    • 7.7% positive PCR tests
    • 17.1% positive antigen tests
  • 1,234,713 people have tested negative

The counties with the most new cases added as of Monday, Oct. 26:

  1. Pulaski: 53
  2. Washington: 45
  3. Craighead: 42
  4. Sebastian: 37
  5. Benton: 30

“We recognize Arkansans’ concerns about this illness, and we are committed to keeping the public informed with as much information as we have about the virus, while also protecting the privacy of individual patients,” the ADH stated in a March 2 news release.

Region 8 counties reporting positive cases of COVID-19 include:

County Total Active Recovered Deaths Negatives
Baxter 658 110 539 9 6,335
Clay 482 68 400 13 6,195
Cleburne 455 30 410 15 8,779
Craighead 4,472 538 3,890 43 46,396
Crittenden 2,367 185 2,131 51 16,730
Cross 579 49 508 22 6,259
Greene 1,466 244 1,205 17 18,958
Independence 1,457 67 1,343 47 14,407
Jackson 750 189 555 6 9,259
Lawrence 808 138 653 17 5,975
Mississippi 2,267 286 1,913 68 14,220
Poinsett 1,039 161 860 18 11,339
Randolph 640 66 550 24 6,546
St. Francis 1,750 103 1,637 10 14,184
Sharp 358 63 285 10 5,694
Stone 398 10 367 21 4,176
White 1,452 198 1,222 32 22,131
Woodruff 116 34 82 0 2,260

Nursing Homes: For the latest report on COVID-19 cases among Arkansas nursing home residents and staff, click here.

The ADH has released an interactive map of COVID-19′s spread throughout the state, including the number of cases, recoveries, and deaths by county.

For a national county-by-county interactive map, based on per capita COVID-19 cases, go here: https://bit.ly/COVIDpercapita »

For questions concerning the coronavirus, the ADH has established a call center staffed by health care providers.

Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., those with urgent and non-urgent questions should call 1-800-803-7847.

After 4:30 p.m., urgent calls needing an immediate response should call 501-661-2136.

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Earlier Stories:

Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Wednesday, March 11, the first “presumptive case” of coronavirus in the state.

Jonesboro and Craighead County leaders met Thursday, March 5, to discuss their coronavirus plans.

On Tuesday, March 10, leaders in West Memphis and Crittenden County met to discuss coronavirus prevention efforts. Crittenden County Emergency Management Coordinator Bud Spears said the county has a pandemic plan but there is no reason to implement it at this time.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state agencies to develop contingency plans for a possible outbreak.

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