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

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Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19
COVID-19 is commonly known as coronavirus (Source: AP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

As of 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 9,101 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 6,266 recoveries
  • 2,681 active cases
  • 154 deaths
  • 137 currently hospitalized
  • 32 currently on ventilators
  • 150,975 people total have been tested
  • 142,324 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 13 4 9 0 830
Clay 6 2 4 0 667
Cleburne 74 1 69 4 836
Craighead 300 96 203 1 5,609
Crittenden 452 128 315 9 3,485
Cross 60 14 46 0 744
Greene 67 14 53 0 2,185
Independence 33 3 30 0 1,121
Jackson 6 2 4 0 320
Lawrence 89 11 69 9 850
Mississippi 79 6 71 2 1,678
Poinsett 42 11 29 2 642
Randolph 26 2 24 0 1,098
St. Francis 744 89 654 1 3,147
Sharp 48 8 37 3 455
Stone 10 2 8 0 403
White 49 7 41 1 1,956
Woodruff 1 0 1 0 146

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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