ADH Reports Fourth Death in County

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Arkansas Department of Health reports Clay County recorded its fourth COVID-19 related death the past several days, as the total climbed to four. According to Alan Vaughn, Clay County Office of Emergency Management director, the death was not reported by local officials as the person apparently died outside the county.

As of Tuesday morning, Clay County had 103 positive cases with 13 still active and 86 recoveries. There were also 2,082 negative test results returned.

Statewide, the total number of cases swelled to 39,447 with 6,674 of those still considered active and 32,365 recoveries. Throughout the state of Arkansas there have been 408 reported deaths. Of those testing positive there were 489 hospitalized and 110 on a ventilator.

As they have for several months, national, state and regional health officials are still encouraging the public to be tested for the virus—although a heavy workload has meant lengthy delays for results. They note testing is especially important for those who have been exposed to a person who later tested positive. Testing is being conducted at the Clay County Health Units, and at the Piggott Community Hospital COVID-19 testing clinic, located at the clinic in Rector. The Clay County Health Unit in Piggott may be reached by calling 870 598-3390 and the Rector Clinic may be reached by calling 870 595-3596.

The state and county figures are updated daily, and may be found on the ADH website at

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