COVID-19 Cases Spike in Clay County
A total of 11 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Clay County in the past week, as the total climbed to 114 since the pandemic began. Of those, 12 are still considered active; there have been 98 recovered and 2,278 negative test results have been reported. As of Thursday morning, the county death toll remained at four.
Statewide, the total number of cases swelled from 39,447 last Tuesday to 46,293 this Thursday, and there have been 508 reported deaths, and the total number of those listed as recovered is now 38,848.
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 some types of 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 www.healthy.arkansas.gov