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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Dec. 11‒Dec. 17, 2020

December 18, 2020

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Pader Moua, MPH
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PMoua@achi.net

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This week, the first Arkansas healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccinations beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 15. On Thursday, Dec. 17, Arkansas for the first time exceeded 3,000 new cases (3,039 new cases). The day prior, Arkansas recorded its highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths with 58. As of Thursday, Arkansas has had 32 consecutive days of over 1,000 new cases, and on half of those days new cases exceeded 2,000. There have been 194,543 cases and 3,112 deaths among confirmed and probable cases.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released on Thursday, Dec. 17, there are 3,049 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 1,170 since the Monday report to 22,099, of which 15,036 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 449 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 119 cases
  • Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with 29 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 24 cases

Total positive cases increased by 213 since the Monday report to 9,616 cases. Of these, 7,362 are student cases.

On our COVID-19 in Arkansas page, the COVID-19: Local Data dashboard has been updated with data current through Monday, Dec. 14. Some key data points:

By School District

There are 150 school districts with high new infection rates — 127 in the red zone and 23 in the purple zone. School districts in the red zone have 50 to 99 new known infections per 10,000 community residents during a 14-day period, as of Dec. 14. School districts in the purple zone have 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 community residents, or at least 1% of residents, during the same period.

The districts in red or purple zones are:

  • Paragould: 160 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 148 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 144 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Piggott: 141 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 140 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Elkins: 137 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 135 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 131 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hermitage: 130 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 129 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 127 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 124 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 118 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East Poinsett County: 110 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 103 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magazine: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 101 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy County: 100 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 97 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 97 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrisburg: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Buffalo Island Central: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lee County: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Omaha: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain View: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dermott: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Newport: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverside: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Fork: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gentry: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jackson County: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mount Ida: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mammoth Spring: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Huntsville: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bradford: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hamburg: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Highland: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sloan-Hendrix: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White County Central: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Caddo Hills: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nashville: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley Springs: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kirby: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marvell: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mulberry/Pleasant View: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • County Line: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dumas: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rivercrest: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jasper: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside #1: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Horatio: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Quitman: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Salem: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gurdon: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gosnell: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hope: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prescott: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lavaca: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Two Rivers: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Guy-Perkins: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jessieville: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lead Hill: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Maynard: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Concord: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Heber Springs: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenland: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnolia: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 50 new known infections per 10K residents

By Community

The communities with the highest new known infection rates per 10,000 residents:

  • Delaware: 288 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paron: 268 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Biggers: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marshall: 179 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 170 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brickeys: 169 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 154 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kingsland: 150 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 146 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lepanto: 141 new known infections per 10K residents

By ZIP Code

The ZIP codes with the highest rates of new known infections:

  • 72835: 288 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72122: 269 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72413: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72650: 180 new known infections per 10K residents