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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Jan. 30‒Feb. 4, 2021

February 5, 2021

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Pader Moua, MPH
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PMoua@achi.net

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This week, COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas exceeded 5,000. The Arkansas Department of Health reported 178 new COVID-19 deaths from Saturday, Jan. 30, to Thursday, Feb. 4, bringing the total to 5,009. Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Arkansas continued to decline this week from 911 on Jan. 30 to 815 on Thursday. Since March, there have been 302,899 cases among confirmed and probable cases.

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that in addition to the 16% increase in vaccines announced last week, the state will receive a 5% increase from the federal government. Additionally, over 60 Walmart stores will receive 10,000 vaccines beginning Thursday, Feb. 11. As of Thursday, Feb. 4, 347,806 of the 586,225 doses received or allocated had been administered since vaccinations in the state began on Dec. 14.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released Thursday, there are 2,605 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 1,138 since the Monday report to 39,097, of which 26,167 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 521 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 95 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 37 cases
  • Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with 36 cases

Total positive cases increased by 159 since the Monday report to 13,094 cases. Of these, 9,542  are student cases.

On our COVID-19 in Arkansas page, the COVID-19: Local Data and Regional Look at COVID-19 in Arkansas dashboards have been updated with data current through Monday, Feb. 1.

Some key data points:

By School District

There are 122 school districts with high new infection rates — 116 in the red zone and six 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 Feb. 1. 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:

  • Hazen: 187 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 156 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 146 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 131 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 127 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Guy-Perkins: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East Poinsett County: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • County Line: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lafayette County: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Stuttgart: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon-Enola: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Woodlawn: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Melbourne: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • DeWitt: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pine Bluff: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Elkins: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lamar: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jacksonville: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley Springs: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Little Rock: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lavaca: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Concord: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nashville: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hot Springs: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hope: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Des Arc: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hackett: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Charleston: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bentonville: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Watson Chapel: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East End: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedarville: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Side: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rivercrest: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beebe: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnet Cove: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prescott: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nevada: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hamburg: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gosnell: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dumas: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 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:

  • Hazen: 252 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Biscoe: 203 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Holly Grove: 182 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 160 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 160 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kingsland: 150 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Keiser: 149 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rison: 124 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Tyronza: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Colt: 112 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave Springs: 111 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: 468 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72064: 252 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72017: 203 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72069: 182 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72021: 160 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 71744: 160 new known infections per 10K residents

By Region

The rates of new known infections by hospital region:

  • Arkansas Valley: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Northwest: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Central: 39 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Northeast: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Metro: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southeast: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southwest: 48 new known infections per 10K residents