COVID-19 cases up in Clay County
In his weekly briefing on Aug. 31, Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked that the public still take the proper precautions to protect against COVID. He thanked the school districts that were holding vaccination clinics. He encouraged wearing masks and encouraged citizens to get the vaccine as it is the best way to protect against COVID-19.
As of Sept. 6, there were a reported 172 active cases in Clay County, with the ADH reporting 11 cases in the Piggott School District and 15 cases in the Rector School District. Corning School District had 20 active cases. The data from CDC shows as of Aug. 31, that 43.6% of the population of the county had one dose of the vaccine and 36.7% had two doses. There has been 52 COVID related deaths in Clay County.
According to the ADH there are 337 COVID-19 patients on ventilators in the state as of Sept. 5, with 1,243 hospitalizations, with 19 new deaths and 1,072 new cases. The ADH monitors the spread of COVID daily.
The vaccine is available for anyone over the age of 12 at local pharmacies as well as most clinics. More information on the vaccine and on COVID-19 as well as updated state and county figures is available on the Arkansas Department of Health at www.healthy.arkansas.gov