Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 12:57 PM CDT|Updated: 13 hours ago
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

As of 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 2,838 new cases
  • 394,461 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 20,559 active cases (+1,060)
  • 367,567 recoveries
  • 15 new deaths
  • 6,230 total deaths
  • 1,232 currently hospitalized (-18)
  • 260 on ventilators (None)
  • 30,756 vaccination doses administered
  • 321,617 partially immunized (+4,356)
  • 1,080,557 fully immunized (+3,824)
  • 4,114,034 people total have been tested
  • 3,703,806 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Wednesday, Aug. 4:

  1. Pulaski: 357
  2. Washington: 291
  3. Benton: 193

“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:

CountyTotalActiveRecoveredDeathsNegativesPartially VaccinatedFully Vaccinated
St. Francis3,9131343,7334635,4298.2%30.5%

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.

It can also be viewed here.

For a national county-by-county interactive map, based on per capita COVID-19 cases, go here: »

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.

For the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19, click here.

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