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 4:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 146,190 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 129,405 confirmed cases
    • 16,785 probable cases
  • 127,059 recoveries
  • 16,727 active cases
    • 13,252 confirmed active cases
    • 3,475 probable active cases
  • 2,387 total deaths
    • 2,191 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 196 deaths among probable cases
  • 974 currently hospitalized
    • 384 in ICU
    • 164 on ventilators
  • 1,723,786 people total have been tested
    • 8.1% positive PCR tests
    • 17% positive antigen tests
  • 1,574,220 people have tested negative

The counties with the most new cases added as of Monday, Nov. 23:

  1. Pulaski: 157
  2. Washington: 75
  3. Benton: 69
  4. Sebastian: 57
  5. Saline: 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 1,281 229 1,025 27 9,641
Clay 786 147 619 19 8,324
Cleburne 654 64 570 20 11,110
Craighead 6,585 704 5,808 72 60,543
Crittenden 3,106 259 2,791 55 20,307
Cross 783 103 654 26 7,895
Greene 2,618 498 2,094 26 25,901
Independence 1,968 147 1,750 71 18,812
Jackson 1,529 419 1,104 6 13,093
Lawrence 1,096 97 971 28 7,590
Mississippi 3,004 236 2,708 79 18,750
Poinsett 1,590 165 1,386 39 14,434
Randolph 930 119 781 30 9,021
St. Francis 1,999 100 1,885 14 16,455
Sharp 628 129 485 14 7,796
Stone 445 15 406 23 5,066
White 2,849 619 2,181 47 27,722
Woodruff 188 21 167 0 2,910

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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