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 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 100,441 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 94,418 confirmed cases
    • 6,023 probable cases
  • 90,283 recoveries
  • 8,422 active cases
    • 7,159 confirmed active cases
    • 1,263 probable active cases
  • 1,728 total deaths
    • 1,576 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 152 deaths among probable cases
  • 627 currently hospitalized
    • 257 in ICU
    • 96 on ventilators
  • 1,269,129 people total have been tested
    • 7.7% positive PCR tests
    • 17.8% positive antigen tests
  • 1,168,100 people have tested negative

The counties with the most new cases added as of Tuesday, Oct. 20:

  1. Pulaski 62
  2. Washington 39
  3. Benton 38
  4. Craighead 32
  5. Crittenden 25

“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 566 96 463 7 5,611
Clay 443 66 365 11 5,796
Cleburne 436 37 385 14 8,235
Craighead 4,114 526 3,551 36 43,712
Crittenden 2,217 153 2,013 51 15,858
Cross 551 43 486 22 5,856
Greene 1,276 199 1,061 16 17,577
Independence 1,395 88 1,268 39 13,727
Jackson 642 151 486 5 8,692
Lawrence 747 160 572 15 5,633
Mississippi 2,094 224 1,806 64 13,468
Poinsett 937 148 772 17 10,498
Randolph 594 75 495 24 6,261
St. Francis 1,663 72 1,581 10 13,476
Sharp 310 28 272 10 5,226
Stone 389 7 361 21 3,989
White 1,308 163 1,113 32 20,580
Woodruff 92 18 74 0 2,056

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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