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 6:05 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 272,263 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 219,956 confirmed cases
    • 52,307 probable cases
  • 245,096 recoveries
  • 22,794 active cases
    • 16,747 confirmed active cases
    • 6,047 probable active cases
  • 4,343 total deaths
    • 3,585 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 758 deaths among probable cases
  • 1,263 currently hospitalized
    • 410 in ICU
    • 216 on ventilators
  • 2,598,400 people total have been tested
    • 9.6% positive PCR tests
    • 19.5% positive antigen tests
  • 2,316,731 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Monday, Jan. 18:

  1. Pulaski: 155
  2. Washington: 125
  3. Benton: 117
  4. Garland: 61
  5. Jefferson: 54

“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 2,472 159 2,228 85 15,389
Clay 1,479 89 1,350 39 13,887
Cleburne 1,614 164 1,405 45 17,016
Craighead 11,567 734 10,678 154 88,880
Crittenden 5,078 357 4,640 79 31,356
Cross 1,709 142 1,526 41 13,082
Greene 5,124 347 4,717 60 36,243
Independence 3,263 226 2,931 106 28,838
Jackson 3,005 75 2,901 29 20,804
Lawrence 1,811 92 1,679 40 11,468
Mississippi 4,900 221 4,577 101 30,050
Poinsett 2,746 201 2,475 70 20,297
Randolph 1,736 125 1,567 44 14,247
St. Francis 3,171 252 2,891 28 24,802
Sharp 1,380 113 1,229 38 12,567
Stone 874 70 777 27 8,547
White 5,937 438 5,422 76 39,175
Woodruff 492 65 422 5 6,124

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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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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