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
COVID-19 is commonly known as coronavirus (Source: AP)

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

As of 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 6,180 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 4,332 recoveries
  • 1,729 active cases
  • 119 deaths
  • 107 currently hospitalized
  • 18 currently on ventilators
  • 115,499 people total have been tested
  • 109,319 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 8 3 5 0 578
Clay 4 0 4 0 508
Cleburne 73 1 68 4 625
Craighead 190 50 140 0 4,158
Crittenden 297 72 216 9 2,714
Cross 46 14 32 0 604
Greene 54 28 26 0 1,699
Independence 29 4 25 0 757
Jackson 1 0 1 0 239
Lawrence 82 14 63 5 649
Mississippi 72 16 54 2 1,282
Poinsett 30 5 23 2 490
Randolph 26 5 21 0 942
St. Francis 651 330 320 1 2,580
Sharp 42 7 33 2 332
Stone 8 0 8 0 304
White 40 4 35 1 1,659
Woodruff 1 0 1 0 98

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 Hutchinsontold state agencies to develop contingency plans for a possible outbreak.

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