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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Jan. 1‒Jan. 7, 2021

January 8, 2021

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Pader Moua, MPH
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PMoua@achi.net

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This week, the Arkansas Department of Health began reporting COVID-19 vaccination data. As of yesterday (Jan. 7), 61,288 of the 194,325 doses received have been given since Dec. 14, 2020. Vaccinations in Arkansas are currently in Phase 1A and are available for healthcare workers; long-term care facility residents and staff; EMS, fire, and law enforcement personnel who serve as first responders; and other high-priority groups.

The state set another grim record with 1,326 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of yesterday. In the first seven days of the year Arkansas also reported new daily case counts that exceeded 4,000 cases for the first time, with 4,304 new cases reported on Jan. 1 and 4,107 new cases reported on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Since March, there have been 245,916 cases and 3,926 deaths among confirmed and probable cases.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released on Thursday, Jan. 7, there are 2,853 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 239 since the Monday report to 27,016, of which 18,057 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 525 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 108 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 34 cases
  • Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with 30 cases

Total positive cases increased by 472 since the Monday report to 10,099 cases. Of these, 7,599 are student cases.

On our COVID-19 in Arkansas page, the COVID-19: Local Data dashboard has been updated with data current through Monday, Jan. 4. Some key data points:

By School District

There are 179 school districts with high new infection rates — 145 in the red zone and 34 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 Jan. 4. 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:

  • Dardanelle: 155 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Salem: 154 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 142 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 139 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 137 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 136 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Melbourne: 135 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 133 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 131 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 130 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Fork: 130 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 129 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 127 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon-Enola: 123 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wonderview: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 121 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 120 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kirby: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gentry: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pangburn: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paris: 112 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 111 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 110 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 109 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Guy-Perkins: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Des Arc: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Quitman: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 103 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Heber Springs: 95 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave City: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lavaca: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bald Knob: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Izard County Consolidated: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mammoth Spring: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beebe: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Two Rivers: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gravette: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bentonville: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Elkins: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Side: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hillcrest: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jessieville: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lamar: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Maynard: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hackett: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Decatur: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southside: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • El Dorado: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rose Bud: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountainburg: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Palestine-Wheatley: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Parkers Chapel: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Buffalo Island Central: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Calico Rock: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Junction City: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Armorel: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Charleston: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Concord: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hoxie: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Huntsville: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverside: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ashdown: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bismarck: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Little Rock: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cross County: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Western Yell County: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cotter: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Home: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lee County: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnet Cove: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Norfork: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy County: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sloan-Hendrix: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Batesville: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Woodlawn: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Foreman: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Strong-Huttig: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hermitage: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Caddo Hills: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Highland: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jacksonville: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jasper: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marvell: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain View: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedarville: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East End: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Flippin: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrisburg: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mansfield: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Pine: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Crossett: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Stuttgart: 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:

  • La Crosse: 348 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Violet Hill: 348 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Parkin: 283 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Delaware: 256 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Evening Shade: 198 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave Springs: 197 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perry: 191 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Howell: 173 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 173 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barling: 168 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 166 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 162 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:

  • 72584: 348 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72373: 283 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72835: 256 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72532: 198 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72718: 197 new known infections per 10K residents