COVID-19 Deaths Steady in County, Positive Cases Still Increasing

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Arkansas, and across the nation, as the summer months have brought with them increased positive tests in light of less restrictions. In the past week an expected spike due to the recent July 4, holiday was experienced as many states reported their largest single-day numbers so far.

In Arkansas, there were 25,246 positive cases reported on Thursday and that number climbed to 28,939 by Tuesday. Active cases rose from 5,545 to 6,510 in the five day period, while the death toll rose from 305 to 323.

Here in Clay County, as of Tuesday morning a total of 82 Clay County residents had tested positive with 14 of those still considered active. There have been 65 recoveries, while three county residents have died who tested positive for the virus. There have also been some 1,747 negative tests conducted in the county.

Of course, 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

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