LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.
As of 3:45 p.m., Friday, April 16, according to the ADH website, there were:
- 333,186 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
- 261,214 confirmed cases
- 71,972 probable cases
- 325,550 recoveries
- 1,892 active cases
- 1,285 confirmed active cases
- 607 probable active cases
- 5,692 total deaths
- 4,520 deaths among confirmed cases
- 1,172 deaths among probable cases
- 152 currently hospitalized
- 50 in ICU
- 15 on ventilators
- 3,468,392 people total have been tested
- 8.9% positive PCR tests
- 15.6% positive antigen tests
- 3,122,143 people have tested negative
The counties with the highest new cases added as of Friday, April 16:
- Pulaski: 31
- Benton: 23
- Lonoke: 19
“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, 2020 news release.
Region 8 counties reporting positive cases of COVID-19 include:
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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