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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Feb. 5‒Feb. 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

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Pader Moua, MPH
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PMoua@achi.net

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On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Gov. Asa Hutchinson provided an update regarding the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Fifty-eight Walmart stores were to receive 11,600 COVID-19 vaccines doses this week. As of today (Feb. 12), 452,208 of the 718,200 doses received or allocated had been administered since vaccinations in the state began on Dec. 14.

As of today, current hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Arkansas declined to 712 from 808 on Feb. 5. The Arkansas Department of Health reported 203 new COVID-19 deaths from Feb. 5 through today, bringing the total to 5,212. Since March, there have been 311,608 cases among confirmed and probable cases.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released Thursday, there are 2,130 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 667 since the Monday report to 40,704, of which 27,253 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 411 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 57 cases
  • Lyon College in Batesville with 34 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 29 cases

Total positive cases increased by 147 since the Monday report to 13,428 cases. Of these, 9,762 are student cases.

On our COVID-19 in Arkansas page, the local and regional COVID-19 dashboards have been updated with data current through Monday, Feb. 8.

 

Some key data points:

 

By School District

There are 102 school districts with high new infection rates — 95 in the red zone and seven in the purple zone. School districts in the red zone have had 50 to 99 new known infections per 10,000 community residents during a 14-day period, as of Monday, Feb. 8. School districts in the purple zone have had 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 community residents, or at least 1% of residents, during a 14-day period.

The districts that are in red or purple zones and have at least five new known infections:

  • Cleveland County: 196 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 134 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 131 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 121 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Woodlawn: 95 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Western Yell County: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blevins: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Horatio: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Stuttgart: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Guy-Perkins: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Des Arc: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cossatot River: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon-Enola: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mulberry-Pleasant View: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • DeWitt: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lafayette County: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mount Ida: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lamar: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jacksonville: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rivercrest: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Little Rock: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • De Queen: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nashville: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mineral Springs: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hot Springs: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Melbourne: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beebe: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paris: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marvell: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pine Bluff: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hackett: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dierks: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East Poinsett County: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southside: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnolia: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 50 new known infections per 10K residents

 

By Community

The communities that have the highest new known infection rates per 10,000 residents and have at least 10 new known infections:

  • Biscoe: 351 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Keiser: 208 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Holly Grove: 191 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Umpire: 186 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Athens: 186 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rison: 181 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 150 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sparkman: 149 new known infections per 10K residents
  • New Edinburg: 147 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 137 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kingsland: 129 new known infections per 10K residents

 

By ZIP Code

The ZIP codes that have the highest rates of new known infections and have at least 10 new known infections:

  • 71998: 390 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72017: 351 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72351: 208 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72069: 191 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 71971: 186 new known infections per 10K residents

 

By Region

The rates of new known infections by hospital region:

  • Arkansas Valley: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Northwest: 44 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Central: 41 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Northeast: 44 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Metro: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southeast: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southwest: 49 new known infections per 10K residents