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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Dec. 4‒Dec. 10, 2020

December 11, 2020

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Pader Moua, MPH
Policy Analyst
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PMoua@achi.net

 

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As of Thursday, Dec. 10, Arkansas has had 25 days of over 1,000 new cases, with 11 days in excess of 2,000 new cases. There have been 178,854 cases and 2,820 deaths among confirmed and probable cases. On Monday, Dec. 7, Arkansas reported a record number of 53 COVID-19 deaths, while Friday, Dec. 4 marked a record high for new cases reported in a single day with 2,827.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released on Thursday, Dec. 10, there are 2,789 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 1,316, since the previous report on Monday, to 19,654 — of which 13,323 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 520 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 112 cases
  • Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with 31 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 29 cases

Total positive cases increased by 245 since the Monday report to 9,192 cases. Of these, 7,054 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. 7. Some key data points:

By School District

There are 113 school districts with high new infection rates — 98 in the red zone and 15 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. 7. 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:

  • Corning: 177 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 158 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 157 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 151 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 131 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 129 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverside: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Buffalo Island Central: 124 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magazine: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 111 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrisburg: 110 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 110 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dermott: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hermitage: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Newport: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Piggott: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Caddo Hills: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • County Line: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kirby: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Omaha: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sloan-Hendrix: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jackson County: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Armorel: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jasper: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gentry: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Huntsville: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Elkins: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gosnell: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mount Ida: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rivercrest: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prescott: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East Poinsett County: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gurdon: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Concord: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lee County: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Woodlawn: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain View: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley Springs: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy County: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mammoth Spring: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mulberry/Pleasant View: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Batesville: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bradford: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside #1: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Salem: 50 new known infections per 10K residents

Four high schools in red- or purple-zone school districts have scheduled football games on Friday, Dec. 11. Two of these schools are playing each other.

By Community

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

  • Success: 478 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wilburn: 270 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Banks: 261 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Delaware: 256 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Compton: 251 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Okolona: 190 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 180 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lafe: 167 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 161 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Leachville: 159 new known infections per 10K residents

By ZIP Code

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

  • 72470: 478 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72179: 270 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 71631: 262 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72835: 256 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72624: 251 new known infections per 10K residents