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 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:

County Total Active Recovered Deaths Negatives
Baxter 62 14 48 0 3,222
Clay 109 13 92 4 2,236
Cleburne 182 16 161 5 3,190
Craighead 1,134 171 951 12 16,140
Crittenden 1,242 148 1,074 20 7,954
Cross 172 24 146 1 2,075
Greene 393 167 225 1 6,438
Independence 398 221 177 0 4,407
Jackson 59 11 47 1 1,773
Lawrence 185 21 154 10 2,187
Mississippi 797 229 557 11 6,336
Poinsett 167 44 120 3 2,504
Randolph 175 36 136 2 2,680
St. Francis 1,140 143 994 3 6,413
Sharp 106 18 83 5 1,558
Stone 55 16 38 1 1,648
White 266 66 208 2 5,956
Woodruff 20 3 17 0 1,010

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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