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 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 332,446 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 260,696 confirmed cases
    • 71,750 probable cases
  • 325,061 recoveries
  • 1,663 active cases
    • 1,107 confirmed active cases
    • 556 probable active cases
  • 5,673 total deaths
    • 4,516 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 1,157 deaths among probable cases
  • 148 currently hospitalized
    • 49 in ICU
    • 19 on ventilators
  • 3,447,775 people total have been tested
    • 9% positive PCR tests
    • 15.7% positive antigen tests
  • 3,102,284 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Tuesday, April 13:

  1. Washington: 55
  2. Pulaski: 36
  3. Benton: 34

“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, 2020 news release.

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

County Total Active Recovered Deaths Negatives
Baxter 3,103 30 2,971 102 21,100
Clay 1,729 6 1,673 50 18,131
Cleburne 1,951 4 1,873 73 22,542
Craighead 13,169 81 12,910 177 119,886
Crittenden 5,922 42 5,782 96 42,390
Cross 1,934 11 1,874 49 16,475
Greene 6,048 34 5,938 75 48,836
Independence 3,733 15 3,597 121 41,672
Jackson 3,210 1 3,170 38 27,106
Lawrence 2,075 6 2,026 43 15,140
Mississippi 5,779 25 5,648 106 40,885
Poinsett 3,130 14 3,040 76 27,446
Randolph 2,072 11 2,014 47 20,063
St. Francis 3,546 24 3,481 41 30,972
Sharp 1,560 8 1,506 45 17,424
Stone 984 1 953 30 12,084
White 7,872 57 7,695 118 53,416
Woodruff 642 9 621 12 8,488

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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