LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.
As of 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, according to the ADH website, there were:
- 44,597 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
- 37,240 recoveries
- 6,882 active cases
- 475 deaths
- 515 currently hospitalized
- 108 currently on ventilators
- 527,400 people total have been tested
- 482,803 people have tested negative
“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:
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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- Area school in need of substitute nurses
- Son pushes for in-person visitation with nursing home residents
- Academy Sports & Outdoors one of many stores preparing for ‘Tax-Free Weekend’ with COVID accommodations
- Gov. Hutchinson allows AAA to with fall sports calendar, NEA HS coaches react
- Paragould Fire Department’s Fill the Boot goes virtual
- GOV: Update coming on fall contact sports as numbers level off but remain high
- ACHI: Jonesboro 6th in the state with active COVID-19 cases
- ASU-Newport postpones fall start date
- Adopting during the COVID-19 pandemic
- SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start
- Three Rivers College announces fall semester return to class plan
- ADH: Growth rate of new COVID cases by region shows Region 8 is leading the state
- ADH suspends medical marijuana card expirations
- Jonesboro School District releases back to school plan
- District suspends athletics after student tests positive for COVID-19
- Lawrence County; Walnut Ridge experience sales tax revenue growth
- Greene County Boys and Girls Club cancels 2020 football season
- Missouri tourist town of Branson to require face coverings
- St. Jude Memphis Marathon goes virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic
- GOV: $10 million for Wi-Fi access points for students across Arkansas, free of charge
- Rivercrest superintendent welcomes funds to expand internet for students
- Back to school mental preparations for students
- University of Arkansas will require masks for the fall semester
- Hytrol confirms COVID-19 spike at their facility
- COVID-19 case shuts down school district’s food service, preschool
- Izard County Courthouse extends closure after employees test positive for COVID-19
- Ark. gas prices ‘stuck in neutral’
- Former MPD detective, ‘First 48 Star’ dies from COVID-19
- Planet Fitness requiring members, guests to wear masks
- ADH: 990 new cases of COVID-19, Gov. says “that’s too high”
- Osceola city councilwoman opens up about COVID-19 fight from hospital
- St. Jude seeking Mid-South volunteers to test potential COVID-19 vaccine
- BRTC commencement ‘unlike any’ in Arkansas
- Lyon College to go online only in fall; no fall sports
- Cheering with masks as Mo. high school sports season begins
- Three Rivers College to require face covering starting July 27
- McDonald’s will require customers to wear face coverings
- GOV: Ark. reports highest number of community COVID-19 cases in one day
- City of Jonesboro offering small business emergency grants
- Delta Cotton Pickin’ Jubilee canceled due to COVID-19
- Pandemic deepens financial insecurity of Social Security
- Expert explains how to reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure for kids
- Hospital employees testing positive for COVID-19
- 33 new COVID-19 cases reported in Craighead County
- Southside School District officials spend summer listening for help with reopening plans
- Izard County Courthouse to be closed July 23, 24 after employee tests positive for COVID-19
- Clay County Fair canceled due to coronavirus
- Heartland farm turns into drive-in movie theater
- Ark. sets new high in number of people hospitalized by COVID-19
- Fire chief: 7 in quarantine after firefighter tests positive for COVID-19
- Highland School District announces learning options for students
- Searcy Police Chief: Department will enforce Gov. Hutchinson’s mask mandate
- Dollar Tree, Family Dollar no longer requiring masks in stores
- Ark. ranks 3rd in hospitalizations; higher than states with greater number of cases
- Business sees great compliance with mask mandate
- First National Bank employee tests positive for COVID-19
- BRTC moves into Phase 2 of reopening
- Craighead County Sheriff discusses mask mandate locally, statewide
- NEA cinema closing its doors again
- Batesville restaurant pushes through COVID-19 adjustments with grand opening
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.