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 6:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 271,154 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 218,968 confirmed cases
    • 52,186 probable cases
  • 241,926 recoveries
  • 24,887 active cases
    • 17,789 confirmed active cases
    • 7,098 probable active cases
  • 4,311 total deaths
    • 3,562 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 749 deaths among probable cases
  • 1,271 currently hospitalized
    • 423 in ICU
    • 221 on ventilators
  • 2,585,360 people total have been tested
    • 9.6% positive PCR tests
    • 19.7% positive antigen tests
  • 2,304,876 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Sunday, Jan. 17:

  1. Pulaski: 195
  2. Benton: 85
  3. Washington: 83
  4. Sebastian: 62
  5. Faulkner: 45

“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 2,466 175 2,206 85 15,362
Clay 1,477 102 1,335 39 13,843
Cleburne 1,613 199 1,369 45 16,978
Craighead 11,529 790 10,587 151 88,598
Crittenden 5,055 373 4,601 79 31,218
Cross 1,703 156 1,508 39 13,013
Greene 5,104 367 4,678 59 36,143
Independence 3,251 251 2,894 106 28,763
Jackson 2,985 79 2,877 29 20,336
Lawrence 1,806 107 1,659 40 11,406
Mississippi 4,893 243 4,548 101 29,762
Poinsett 2,733 212 2,451 70 20,233
Randolph 1,731 155 1,532 44 14,216
St. Francis 3,154 250 2,877 27 24,766
Sharp 1,379 128 1,213 38 12,515
Stone 870 74 769 27 8,429
White 5,917 514 5,326 76 39,071
Woodruff 489 69 415 5 6,080

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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