Clay County Experiences Double Digit Spike in Virus Cases

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Arkansas Department of Health reports a double-digit spike in COVID-19 cases in Clay County in the past week, as the total climbed from 109 to 136 positive cases. As of Monday morning, the ADH reported 28 were still considered active while 104 have recovered. The latest death toll continued to hold at four, with some 2,406 negative test results returned.

The statewide numbers also continue to climb, with the total positive cases at 49,383 with 7,387 still active and 544 deaths reported. There have been 41,452 who have recovered.

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

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