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., Wednesday, May 12, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 338,043 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 264,425 confirmed cases
    • 73,618 probable cases
  • 330,172 recoveries
  • 2,038 active cases
    • 1,349 confirmed active cases
    • 689 probable active cases
  • 5,777 total deaths
    • 4,585 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 1,192 deaths among probable cases
  • 169 currently hospitalized
    • 79 in ICU
    • 42 on ventilators
  • 3,591,668 people total have been tested
    • 8.8% positive PCR tests
    • 14.8% positive antigen tests
  • 3,240,348 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Wednesday, May 12:

  1. Pulaski: 44
  2. Benton: 34
  3. Saline: 20

“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:

County Total Active Recovered Deaths Negatives
Baxter 3,178 22 3,052 104 22,446
Clay 1,768 14 1,704 50 18,895
Cleburne 1,981 6 1,899 75 23,439
Craighead 13,470 99 13,189 181 126,929
Crittenden 6,075 42 5,934 97 45,082
Cross 1,948 5 1,893 50 16,980
Greene 6,126 26 6,022 77 51,289
Independence 3,764 10 3,630 124 44,331
Jackson 3,223 5 3,179 38 29,283
Lawrence 2,122 13 2,066 43 16,492
Mississippi 5,857 33 5,717 107 43,481
Poinsett 3,169 10 3,082 77 29,180
Randolph 2,127 24 2,056 47 21,714
St. Francis 3,592 12 3,538 42 32,171
Sharp 1,605 14 1,545 46 18,487
Stone 991 4 957 30 12,532
White 8,015 58 7,837 118 55,811
Woodruff 648 3 632 13 8,845

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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