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 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 161,521 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 140,705 confirmed cases
    • 20,816 probable cases
  • 142,600 recoveries
  • 16,378 active cases
    • 12,399 confirmed active cases
    • 3,979 probable active cases
  • 2,522 total deaths
    • 2,312 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 210 deaths among probable cases
  • 1,088 currently hospitalized
    • 393 in ICU
    • 186 on ventilators
  • 1,848,132 people total have been tested
    • 8.3% positive PCR tests
    • 17.4% positive antigen tests
  • 1,682,186 people have tested negative

The counties with the most new cases added as of Wednesday, Dec. 2:

  1. Pulaski: 258
  2. Benton: 166
  3. Washington: 158
  4. Craighead: 119
  5. Faulkner: 84

“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 1,446 163 1,254 29 10,776
Clay 943 164 757 21 9,170
Cleburne 770 113 633 24 11,862
Craighead 7,363 779 6,501 82 64,680
Crittenden 3,352 245 3,049 57 21,889
Cross 887 96 765 26 8,572
Greene 3,096 504 2,564 28 26,621
Independence 2,147 194 1,882 71 20,199
Jackson 1,868 391 1,468 9 14,980
Lawrence 1,207 112 1,065 30 8,036
Mississippi 3,316 282 2,951 82 20,002
Poinsett 1,706 119 1,544 43 15,244
Randolph 1,032 108 893 31 9,555
St. Francis 2,082 84 1,983 15 17,418
Sharp 739 137 587 15 8,371
Stone 495 47 423 25 5,360
White 3,133 363 2,717 51 29,002
Woodruff 206 20 185 1 3,037

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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