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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Jan. 8‒Jan. 14, 2021

January 15, 2021

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Pader Moua, MPH
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This week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health announced Arkansas will begin moving into phase 1B of the statewide COVID-19 vaccine plan on Monday, Jan. 18. Initial groups include people 70 or older, teachers and school staff members, and child care and higher education workers. As of Thursday, Jan. 14, 116,772 of the 324,400 doses received or allocated had been administered since vaccinations in the state began on Dec. 14.

The state set another grim record with 1,371 people hospitalized and 268 on ventilators with COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 11. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the state added 65 to the death total, one shy of the most deaths reported in a single day in Arkansas, which was recorded on Dec. 29. Since March, there have been 264,511 cases and 4,228 deaths among confirmed and probable cases.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released Thursday, there are 3,425 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts. Total positive cases increased by 1,131 since the Monday report to 32,028, of which 21,539 are student cases.

At colleges and universities, there are 731 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases are:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 163 cases
  • University of Central Arkansas in Conway with 68 cases
  • Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with 47 cases

Total positive cases increased by 398 since the Monday report to 11,676 cases. Of these, 8,687 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. 11. Some key data points:

By School District

There are 201 school districts with high new infection rates — 147 in the red zone and 54 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:

  • Guy-Perkins: 225 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 172 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 169 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 163 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 157 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 152 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon-Enola: 149 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Glen Rose: 148 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lavaca: 143 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Siloam Springs: 140 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Side: 138 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Quitman: 137 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wonderview: 135 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Warren: 133 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 132 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 129 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Des Arc: 128 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 127 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paris: 125 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Melbourne: 125 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenbrier: 125 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 125 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dover: 124 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Salem: 121 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 121 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnet Cove: 120 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pea Ridge: 118 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 118 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 118 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vilonia: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Centerpoint: 115 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Elkins: 112 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beebe: 111 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 110 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gentry: 109 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Farmington: 109 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Heber Springs: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • East End: 108 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 106 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hackett: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarksville: 104 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Fork: 103 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 103 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Little Rock: 103 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 103 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rogers: 102 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 101 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 99 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Two Rivers: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mulberry-Pleasant View: 97 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bentonville: 97 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Southside: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nemo Vista: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Decatur: 96 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mayflower: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 94 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Western Yell County: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 93 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Izard County Consolidated: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Camden Fairview: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pulaski County Special: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cabot: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 89 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gravette: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave City: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lonoke: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dermott: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Conway: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Charleston: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pangburn: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverside: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mammoth Spring: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clinton: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Parkers Chapel: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Monticello: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Side: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Perryville: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lee County: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 81 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Poyen: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Maynard: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Junction City: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hoxie: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brinkley: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Batesville: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jessieville: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hermitage: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 78 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Star City: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • North Little Rock: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 77 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Augusta: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rose Bud: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Pine: 75 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Midland: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • El Dorado: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Woodlawn: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sloan-Hendrix: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mount Ida: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magazine: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Drew Central: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Smackover: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jacksonville: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Huntsville: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ashdown: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hope: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bismarck: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Memphis: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Armorel: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenland: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Palestine/Wheatley: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Norfork: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lamar: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Stuttgart: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Strong-Huttig: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Highland: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jackson County: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fountain Lake: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cross County: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Kirby: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hot Springs: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrisburg: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Concord: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Calico Rock: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bald Knob: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Crossett: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Home: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Forrest City: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • County Line: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Omaha: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jasper: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hillcrest: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hazen: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rivercrest: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Piggott: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • DeWitt: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Arkadelphia: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pine Bluff: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Caddo Hills: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Shirley: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountainburg: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Foreman: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Flippin: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Buffalo Island Central: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bradford: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedarville: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prescott: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark Mountain: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mansfield: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Helena/West Helena: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Eureka Springs: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley Springs: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 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:

  • Guy: 1008 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Higginson: 389 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Violet Hill: 316 new known infections per 10K residents
  • La Crosse: 316 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jerusalem: 271 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Delaware: 256 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Witter: 252 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 214 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Traskwood: 199 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Oppelo: 188 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Morrilton: 188 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McCrory: 176 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Howell: 176 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:

  • 72061: 1008 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72068: 389 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72584: 316 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72080: 272 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72835: 256 new known infections per 10K residents