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 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 75,160 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 73,141 confirmed cases
    • 2,019 probable cases
  • 67,418 recoveries
  • 6,557 active cases
    • 6,101 confirmed active cases
    • 456 probable active cases
  • 1,181 total deaths
    • 1,033 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 148 deaths among probable cases
  • 398 currently hospitalized
    • 201 in ICU
    • 78 on ventilators
  • 885,735 people total have been tested
    • 8.4% positive PCR tests
    • 22.1 % positive antigen tests
  • 810,409 people have tested negative

The counties with the most new cases added Thursday:

  1. Pulaski: 67
  2. Sebastian: 60
  3. Washington: 54
  4. Benton: 34
  5. Craighead 32
  6. Jefferson: 32

“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 266 78 187 1 3,656
Clay 258 35 215 7 3,655
Cleburne 311 22 281 8 5,333
Craighead 2,584 349 2,214 20 28,684
Crittenden 1,868 101 1,722 45 12,717
Cross 402 63 332 7 4,053
Greene 785 86 692 7 12,024
Independence 1,013 127 872 14 9,766
Jackson 287 58 228 1 5,704
Lawrence 359 59 289 11 3,698
Mississippi 1,584 99 1,435 50 10,767
Poinsett 603 56 538 9 6,833
Randolph 379 42 315 22 4,240
St. Francis 1,465 84 1,376 5 11,139
Sharp 188 29 153 6 3,383
Stone 302 46 249 7 2,980
White 714 66 629 19 12,807
Woodruff 41 7 34 0 1,510

Nursing Homes: For the latest report on COVID-19 cases among Arkansas nursing home residents and staff, as well as other congregate living centers, 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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