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Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19 – KAIT

A daily update on the coronavirus outbreak in Arkansas, as well as links to local and national stories, and tips on prevention and care.

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

COVID-19 is commonly known as coronavirus (Source: AP)

As of 6:20 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, according to the ADH website, there were:

  • 313,348 total cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
    • 248,351 confirmed cases
    • 64,997 probable cases
  • 297,552 recoveries
  • 10,494 active cases
    • 7,450 confirmed active cases
    • 3,044 probable active cases
  • 5,275 total deaths
    • 4,222 deaths among confirmed cases
    • 1,053 deaths among probable cases
  • 642 currently hospitalized
    • 244 in ICU
    • 111 on ventilators
  • 2,997,985 people total have been tested
    • 9.6% positive PCR tests
    • 18.6% positive antigen tests
  • 2,673,311 people have tested negative

The counties with the highest new cases added as of Monday, Feb, 15:

  1. Pulaski: 64
  2. Garland: 24
  3. Sebastian: 21
  4. Lonoke: 19
  5. Benton: 17

“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 2,764 71 2,598 95 17,428
Clay 1,656 43 1,568 44 16,013
Cleburne 1,856 58 1,732 66 19,907
Craighead 12,625 283 12,167 174 104,367
Crittenden 5,610 150 5,367 91 36,295
Cross 1,878 38 1,793 47 15,039
Greene 5,749 128 5,548 73 42,301
Independence 3,617 105 3,393 119 35,354
Jackson 3,123 26 3,064 33 22,720
Lawrence 1,985 46 1,898 41 13,568
Mississippi 5,499 141 5,245 112 35,560
Poinsett 3,048 78 2,896 74 24,120
Randolph 1,909 32 1,828 49 16,677
St. Francis 3,407 66 3,304 37 28,231
Sharp 1,509 27 1,432 50 15,203
Stone 948 20 898 30 9,826
White 7,011 273 6,637 100 46,286
Woodruff 600 21 571 8 7,663

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 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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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.

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