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 3:20 p.m., Sunday, July 5, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 23,814 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 17,133 recoveries
  • 6,323 active cases
  • 287 deaths
  • 285 currently hospitalized
  • 70 currently on ventilators
  • 344,529 people total have been tested
  • 320,715 people have tested negative
Arkansas reports 605 new COVID-19 cases; over 400 cases have recovered since Saturday

“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 24 7 17 0 2,339
Clay 66 13 50 3 1,581
Cleburne 111 33 74 4 2,141
Craighead 480 66 407 7 11,165
Crittenden 766 141 612 13 5,825
Cross 89 8 80 1 1,507
Greene 122 20 102 0 4,097
Independence 60 8 52 0 3,022
Jackson 32 7 25 0 1,161
Lawrence 103 10 84 9 1,639
Mississippi 214 83 128 3 3,813
Poinsett 62 8 51 3 1,672
Randolph 55 15 39 1 1,983
St. Francis 883 32 848 3 4,567
Sharp 58 9 44 5 1,117
Stone 19 6 13 0 1,041
White 96 19 75 2 4,117
Woodruff 8 2 6 0 705

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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