COVID-19 Cases Stabilize, But Still Increasing
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 has begun to stabilize in Clay County, and much of the state, as the mid-point of 2020 has arrived. According to officials, the number of deaths in the county remained at three.
As of Thursday morning, Clay County positive reports rose to 59—up five since Tuesday. Of those, 21 are still active and 35 recoveries, along with the three deaths. There have also been some 1,524 negative test results in the county.
Meanwhile, the statewide numbers also showed increases, although not as drastic as earlier. On Thursday there were 21,197 total cases. Of those, 5,757 were still active while 277 Arkansans have succumbed to the virus which reflects an increase of 12 since Tuesday. The ADH also reports 15,163 have recovered.
Officials are also still encouraging the public to be tested for the virus, especially if they have been exposed to a person who later tested positive, or who were exposed to such an individual. 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 figures are updated daily, and may be found on the ADH website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov