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 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 24,253 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 17,834 recoveries
  • 6,127 active cases
  • 292 deaths
  • 337 currently hospitalized
  • 81 currently on ventilators
  • 350,396 people total have been tested
  • 326,143 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 25 8 17 0 2,363
Clay 70 15 52 3 1,602
Cleburne 115 36 75 4 2,187
Craighead 482 60 415 7 11,350
Crittenden 783 150 620 13 6,144
Cross 90 8 81 1 1,497
Greene 124 22 102 0 4,142
Independence 61 8 53 0 3,057
Jackson 33 8 25 0 1,222
Lawrence 103 9 85 9 1,672
Mississippi 224 89 132 3 3,927
Poinsett 63 9 51 3 1,714
Randolph 56 15 40 1 2,012
St. Francis 892 33 856 3 4,268
Sharp 58 9 44 5 1,145
Stone 19 6 13 0 1,072
White 98 21 75 2 4,195
Woodruff 8 2 6 0 706

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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