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 9:20 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 270,178 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 218,048 confirmed cases
    • 52,130 probable cases
  • 240,051 recoveries
  • 25,804 active cases
    • 18,083 confirmed active cases
    • 7,721 probable active cases
  • 4,293 total deaths
    • 3,550 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 743 deaths among probable cases
  • 1,292 currently hospitalized
    • 421 in ICU
    • 214 on ventilators
  • 2,572,776 people total have been tested
    • 9.6% positive PCR tests
    • 19.7% positive antigen tests
  • 2,293,323 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Saturday, Jan. 16:

  1. Pulaski: 354
  2. Washington: 236
  3. Benton: 191
  4. Saline: 124
  5. Sebastian: 118

“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 2,464 188 2,191 85 15,244
Clay 1,476 106 1,330 39 13,780
Cleburne 1,601 214 1,342 45 16,903
Craighead 11,501 840 10,510 150 87,923
Crittenden 5,029 374 4,574 79 30,963
Cross 1,696 161 1,496 39 12,902
Greene 5,090 383 4,648 59 36,009
Independence 3,250 272 2,872 106 28,637
Jackson 2,982 88 2,866 28 20,278
Lawrence 1,801 111 1,650 40 11,291
Mississippi 4,877 258 4,517 101 29,684
Poinsett 2,726 215 2,442 69 20,118
Randolph 1,726 160 1,522 44 14,171
St. Francis 3,132 240 2,865 27 24,575
Sharp 1,375 131 1,206 38 12,396
Stone 868 75 766 27 8,389
White 5,902 553 5,272 76 38,900
Woodruff 484 72 407 5 6,000

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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