Community COVID-19 cases continue to fall, with 122 school districts in ‘red zone’

Community COVID-19 cases continue to fall, with 122 school districts in ‘red zone’
The number of community COVID-19 cases near school districts have continued to fall, according to a statewide health group. (Source: Ryan Sjoberg)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The number of community COVID-19 cases near school districts have continued to fall, according to a statewide health group.

The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement released its weekly report Thursday for districts in the state.

ACHI officials said Jan. 28 that 128 school districts have an infection rate of 50 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents in the past two weeks. Of the 128, officials said six of the districts had a 14-day rating of 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents.

ACHI officials have said in the past that the infections are among the people in the community living within the boundaries of the districts and are not limited to students and school employees.

The following area school districts are on the list: *= New to the List

  • Augusta
  • Beebe*
  • Blytheville*
  • East Poinsett County
  • Gosnell*
  • Greene County Tech
  • Manila*
  • Marion
  • Marked Tree
  • McCrory
  • Melbourne
  • Midland*
  • Nettleton
  • Osceola*
  • Paragould
  • Rector
  • Rivercrest
  • Trumann

The following local districts were dropped from the list this week.

  • Bay
  • Brookland
  • Corning
  • Forrest City
  • Jonesboro
  • Westside
  • Wynne

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