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 5:40 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 80,755 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 78,260 confirmed cases
    • 2,495 probable cases
  • 72,051 recoveries
  • 7,414 active cases
    • 7,027 confirmed active cases
    • 387 probable active cases
  • 1,285 total deaths
    • 1,137 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 148 deaths among probable cases
  • 454 currently hospitalized
    • 213 in ICU
    • 92 on ventilators
  • 944,159 people total have been tested
    • 8.4% positive PCR tests
    • 26.4 % positive antigen tests
  • 863,193 people have tested negative

The counties with the most new cases added:

  1. Pulaski: 63
  2. Washington: 47
  3. Craighead: 43
  4. Sebastian: 43
  5. Crawford: 42

“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 337 69 266 2 3,961
Clay 294 45 240 8 3,999
Cleburne 328 18 302 8 5,844
Craighead 2,934 420 2,491 22 30,638
Crittenden 1,944 73 1,825 46 13,136
Cross 432 38 383 11 4,406
Greene 870 94 766 10 13,164
Independence 1,091 101 971 19 10.717
Jackson 322 38 283 1 6,006
Lawrence 437 82 343 12 4,032
Mississippi 1,668 103 1,515 50 11,285
Poinsett 651 62 577 12 7,197
Randolph 414 54 338 22 4,497
St. Francis 1,503 97 1,400 6 11,897
Sharp 218 38 174 6 3,738
Stone 345 62 274 9 3,204
White 837 110 704 23 14,368
Woodruff 52 9 43 0 1,596

Nursing Homes: For the latest report on COVID-19 cases among Arkansas nursing home residents and staff, as well as other congregate living centers, 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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