Virus Numbers Updated for State, Clay County

Thursday, July 16, 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 last Thursday and that number climbed to 30,297 by this Thursday. Active cases rose from 5,545 to 6,439 in the period, while the death toll rose from 305 to 335.

Here in Clay County, as of Thursday morning a total of 84 Clay County residents had tested positive with 16 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 1,776 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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