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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Dec. 29‒Dec. 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

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John Lyon
Strategic Communications Manager
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The COVID-19 pandemic continued to surge in Arkansas this week, setting a grim record on Tuesday, Dec. 29, with 66 new deaths reported in a 24-hour period. The state is ending the year with a record 1,195 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of today (Dec. 31). Since March, there have been 225,138 cases and 3,676 deaths among confirmed and probable cases.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released on Thursday, Dec. 31, there are 2,087 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 940 since the Monday report to 25,962, of which 17,569 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 433 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 84 cases
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock with 53 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 39 cases

Total positive cases increased by 298 since the Monday report to 10,381 cases. Of these, 7,883 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. 28. Some key data points:

 

By School District

There are 171 school districts with high new infection rates — 143 in the red zone and 28 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. 21. 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:

  • Salem: 183 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 168 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 147 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 142 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 139 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 138 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kirby: 134 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pangburn: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 124 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Western Yell County: 120 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 118 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 115 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 115 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bald Knob: 115 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Melbourne: 111 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon-Enola: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Fork: 107 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Strong-Huttig: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gentry: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hillcrest: 101 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 101 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paris: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain View: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Buffalo Island Central: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrisburg: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cross County: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East End: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave City: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hoxie: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Quitman: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Piggott: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnet Cove: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenland: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Two Rivers: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East Poinsett County: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prescott: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mammoth Spring: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Heber Springs: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wonderview: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Izard County Consolidated: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountainburg: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jessieville: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • El Dorado: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Decatur: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dierks: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lamar: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Pine: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Horatio: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Huntsville: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gravette: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dumas: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Highland: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hermitage: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas and Ouachita counties): 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Earle: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bentonville: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Stuttgart: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverside: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jasper: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Newport: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Crossett: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy County: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Parkers Chapel: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lavaca: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jackson County: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Deer-Mt. Judea: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Charleston: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Side: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark Mountain: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southside: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marvell: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Concord: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bradford: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Little Rock: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lee County: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jacksonville: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hope: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Guy-Perkins: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Pike County: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Des Arc: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bismarck: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 50 new known infections per 10K residents

 

By Community

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

  • Menifee: 647 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Banks: 287 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Newhope: 257 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Salem: 204 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Delaware: 192 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Strawberry: 186 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 176 new known infections per 10K residents
  • New Edinburg: 169 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prattsville: 162 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave Springs: 157 new known infections per 10K residents

 

By ZIP Code

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

  • 72107: 647 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 71631: 288 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 71959: 258 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72576: 204 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72835: 192 new known infections per 10K residents