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

A daily update on the coronavirus outbreak in Arkansas, as well as links to local and national stories, and tips on prevention and care.

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 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 46,293 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 38,848 recoveries
  • 6,937 active cases
  • 508 deaths
  • 516 currently hospitalized
  • 106 currently on ventilators
  • 539,101 people total have been tested
  • 492,808 people have tested negative

“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 68 16 52 0 3,251
Clay 114 12 98 4 2,278
Cleburne 187 15 167 5 3,230
Craighead 1,196 177 1,007 12 16,560
Crittenden 1,291 145 1,126 20 8,076
Cross 173 20 150 3 2,088
Greene 422 163 258 1 6,600
Independence 433 210 222 1 4,451
Jackson 62 13 48 1 1,805
Lawrence 191 20 162 9 2,227
Mississippi 891 267 612 12 6,551
Poinsett 190 58 129 3 2,543
Randolph 198 44 151 3 2,731
St. Francis 1,148 126 1,019 3 6,463
Sharp 106 16 85 5 1,581
Stone 59 13 45 1 1,665
White 284 54 228 2 6,022
Woodruff 20 3 17 0 1,012

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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