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 6:30 p.m.., Wednesday, July 1, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 21,197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 15,163 recoveries
  • 5,757 active cases
  • 277 deaths
  • 290 currently hospitalized
  • 67 currently on ventilators
  • 314,858 people total have been tested
  • 293,661 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 20 5 15 0 1,897
Clay 59 21 35 3 1,524
Cleburne 92 17 71 4 1,741
Craighead 453 51 395 7 10,582
Crittenden 749 163 573 13 5,586
Cross 86 7 78 1 1,411
Greene 119 28 91 0 3,934
Independence 55 9 46 0 2,719
Jackson 27 4 23 0 1,033
Lawrence 100 11 80 9 1,504
Mississippi 180 62 115 3 3,605
Poinsett 59 5 51 3 1,628
Randolph 50 12 37 1 1,907
St. Francis 814 23 788 3 4,286
Sharp 53 6 42 5 892
Stone 14 2 12 0 774
White 87 16 70 1 3,651
Woodruff 6 1 5 0 490

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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