Clay Co. reports 46 cases; 37 active cases of C-19
By Pam Lowe
As the number of COVID-19 cases increase across the state, Clay County is among the counties seeing an uptick in cases. Monday demonstrates an increase in Clay County cases to 46 with 37 cases active. Emergency Management Director, Alan Vaughn stated that the cases are widespread across the county and that he couldn’t pinpoint one area as having the most cases. There’s a general increase in cases within Clay County.
On Sunday, the county reported 40 cases with 31 active. Clay County has tested 1,229 representing 81.6 tests per 1,000 individuals. There are 4% of the tests that tested positive at 46 individuals. 1,183 tests were negative.
Governor Hutchinson confirmed 16,083 known cases of Covid-19 in Arkansas, an increase of 522 over Sunday. The governor also confirmed two additional deaths, bringing the total number of known deaths to 227. Among the 5,063 known active cases, there are 237 hospitalizations and 61 Arkansans on a ventilator.
Nursing homes account for 106 of known active cases, while correctional institutions account for 642, and community cases account for 4,315.
85 cases in Hot Spring County are connected to the Ouachita Unit in Malvern. County jails in Benton, Washington and other counties have reported hundreds of cases, but those cases might not be reflected in the state’s total as yet.
Washington County remains the county with the most new cases with a report of 124 cases. Benton County reported 78, and Hot Spring County reported 85.
All other counties reporting new cases reported fewer than 20. Clay County reported 6 news cases overnight.