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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Jan. 15‒Jan. 21, 2021

January 22, 2021

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Pader Moua, MPH
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PMoua@achi.net

 

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On Monday, Jan. 18, Arkansas began moving into phase 1B of the statewide COVID-19 vaccination plan. Vaccine rollout has been slow, as discussed previously on our blog, particularly for the vaccines being administered by CVS and Walgreens as part of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Federal Program. As of Thursday, Jan. 21, 186,105 of the 380,150 doses received or allocated had been administered since vaccinations in the state began on Dec. 14.

Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 have declined from 1,314 on Jan. 15 to 1,160 on Thursday, but current hospitalizations have stayed above 1,000 for 58 consecutive days since Nov. 25. The state added 55 deaths on Wednesday and another 55 on Thursday, bringing the total to 4,496 deaths among confirmed and probable cases. Since March, there have been 279,220 cases among confirmed and probable cases.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released Thursday, there are 3,064 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 1,320 since the Monday report to 34,511, of which 23,169 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 613 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 119 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 65 cases
  • Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with 52 cases

Total positive cases increased by 266 since the Monday report to 12,191 cases. Of these, 9,008 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. 18. Some key data points:

By School District

There are 175 school districts with high new infection rates — 153 in the red zone and 22 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. 18. 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:

  • Guy-Perkins: 180 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 152 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 140 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lavaca: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 125 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 125 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 124 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 123 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hackett: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 119 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 110 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 109 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Woodlawn: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paris: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 101 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 100 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Quitman: 100 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 97 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 95 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 95 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 95 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 95 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Des Arc: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kirby: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnet Cove: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon-Enola: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Two Rivers: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wonderview: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Melbourne: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • County Line: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bentonville: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Charleston: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Parkers Chapel: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedarville: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gentry: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hot Springs: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southside: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Forrest City: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East End: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mulberry-Pleasant View: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rivercrest: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Pine: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Elkins: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Western Yell County: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beebe: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Palestine/Wheatley: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Fork: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dermott: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Little Rock: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Memphis: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • DeWitt: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lee County: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mansfield: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Batesville: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bradford: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cross County: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jacksonville: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pine Bluff: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hamburg: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Heber Springs: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hope: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Huntsville: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Stuttgart: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bismarck: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Flippin: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Highland: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Norfork: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Watson Chapel: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magazine: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mount Ida: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Side: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fountain Lake: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Helena/West Helena: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lamar: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Izard County Consolidated: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jessieville: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marvell: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White County Central: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave City: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • El Dorado: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Strong-Huttig: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East Poinsett County: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenland: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hermitage: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Shirley: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain View: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrisburg: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jackson County: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 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:

  • Delaware: 288 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paron: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kingsland: 204 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland: 190 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perry: 179 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Chester: 179 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave Springs: 151 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Thornton: 149 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 147 new known infections per 10K residents
  • De Valls Bluff: 147 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 146 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 143 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Casa: 143 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:

  • 72835: 288 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72122: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 71652: 205 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72030: 190 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72934: 180 new known infections per 10K residents