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 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 74,082 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 72,338 confirmed cases
    • 1,744 probable cases
  • 66,747 recoveries
  • 6,158 active cases
    • 5,767 confirmed active cases
    • 391 probable active cases
  • 1,173 total deaths
    • 1,025 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 148 deaths among probable cases
  • 372 currently hospitalized
    • 193 in ICU
    • 74 on ventilators
  • 876,022 people total have been tested
    • 8.3% positive PCR tests
    • 21 % positive antigen tests
  • 801,674 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 257 76 180 1 3,590
Clay 254 35 211 7 3,588
Cleburne 304 25 272 7 5,232
Craighead 2,523 317 2,185 20 28,485
Crittenden 1,856 96 1,715 45 12,656
Cross 395 62 326 7 4,013
Greene 764 76 681 7 11,909
Independence 986 111 862 13 9,728
Jackson 279 56 222 1 5,690
Lawrence 346 50 285 11 3,666
Mississippi 1,564 92 1,422 50 10,706
Poinsett 595 57 529 9 6,783
Randolph 374 40 312 22 4,218
St. Francis 1,443 69 1,370 4 11,095
Sharp 184 27 151 6 3,364
Stone 301 49 245 7 2,966
White 692 55 618 19 12,624
Woodruff 40 6 34 0 1,503

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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