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 8:20 p.m., Thursday, June 4, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 8,425 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 5,919 recoveries
  • 2,305 active cases
  • 151 deaths
  • 137 currently hospitalized
  • 32 currently on ventilators
  • 147,385 people total have been tested
  • 138,960 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 12 3 9 0 785
Clay 5 1 4 0 646
Cleburne 76 3 69 4 796
Craighead 266 73 193 0 5,365
Crittenden 426 125 292 9 3,387
Cross 60 17 43 0 710
Greene 66 15 51 0 2,102
Independence 33 3 30 0 1,056
Jackson 5 3 2 0 295
Lawrence 87 10 68 9 820
Mississippi 79 9 68 2 1,600
Poinsett 40 11 27 2 600
Randolph 26 3 23 0 1,074
St. Francis 691 45 645 1 2,939
Sharp 47 7 37 3 434
Stone 10 2 8 0 393
White 48 6 41 1 1,888
Woodruff 1 0 1 0 136

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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