Virus Cases Still on the Rise

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Arkansas Department of Health reports the number of cases of COVID-19 in Clay County continues to climb, although the death toll remains at five from the disease caused by the virus. According to the ADH, over the course of the past 10 days the total climbed from 147 to 167 positive cases. As of Thursday morning, the ADH reported 21 were still considered active while 141 have recovered and some 2,859 negative test results returned.

The statewide numbers also continue to climb, with the total positive cases at 58,023 with 5,790 still active and 732 deaths, up steeply in the last week. There have been 50,689 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

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