Clay County Sees Spike in Virus Cases, Reports Second Death

Monday, June 22, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in Clay County, and over the weekend the Arkansas Department of Health reported the second death related to the ongoing pandemic. According to officials, both deaths were at Rector Nursing and Rehab—which has seen a number of positive reports among residents and staff.

As of Tuesday morning, Clay County positive reports rose to 46 with 37 of those still active and seven recoveries, along with the two deaths. In fact, the positive count increased by a half dozen just in the past 24 hours. There have also been some 1,183 negative test results in the county.

The 37 active cases in Clay County are among the highest in the region, as Greene County only has 27 active cases, Lawrence County has 10 active cases and Randolph County has 10--up four since Monday.

The statewide numbers also continue to rise, with 16,083 total cases and 5,063 of those still active while 227 Arkansans have succumbed to the virus. The ADH also reports 10,793 have recovered.

The complete figures may be found on the ADH website at

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