Positive Cases Rise in Clay County for Coronavirus

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Arkansas Department of Health reports a double-digit spike in COVID-19 cases in Clay County in the past 10 days, as the total climbed from 109 to 140 positive cases. As of Thursday morning, the ADH reported 27 were still considered active while 109 have recovered. The latest death toll continued to hold at four, with some 2,449 negative test results returned.

The statewide numbers also continue to climb, with the total positive cases at 51,114 with 6,725 still active and 573 deaths reported. There have been 43,816 who have recovered.

National, state and regional health officials are still encouraging the public to be tested for the virus if they think they may have been exposed and add it's 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

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