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COVID-19 in Arkansas: A Weekly Snapshot, Nov. 21‒29, 2020

November 30, 2020

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Pader Moua, MPH
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PMoua@achi.net

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Since Nov. 16, new daily cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas have exceeded 1,000 each day, and on four of those days the counts exceeded 2,000 new cases. As of Nov. 29, there had been 156,247 total cases and 2,470 deaths reported among confirmed and probable cases. Current hospitalizations reached an all-time high of 1,030.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Educational Institutions Report released on Wednesday, Nov. 25, there were 2,177 active cases among staff members, students, and teachers in the state’s public school districts last week. Total positive cases increased by 664 since the Monday, Nov. 23, report to 14,984, of which 10,299 were student cases.

At colleges and universities, there were 633 active cases. The three institutions with the most active cases were:

  • University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with 141 cases
  • Harding University in Searcy with 59 cases
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with 41 cases

Total positive cases increased by 201 since the Monday report to 8,219 cases. Of these, 6,348 were student cases.

On our COVID-19 in Arkansas page, the COVID-19: Local Data dashboard has been updated with data current through Monday, Nov. 23. Some key data points:

By School District

There were 117 school districts with high new infection rates last week — 109 in the red zone and eight in the purple zone. School districts in the red zone have 50 to 99 new known infections per 10,000 community residents during a 14-day period, as of Nov. 16. School districts in the purple zone have 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 community residents, or at least 1% of residents, during the same period.

The districts in red or purple zones were:

  • Nemo Vista: 127 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bradford: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Earle: 122 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paragould: 116 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Piggott: 114 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White County Central: 111 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverview: 105 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rector: 100 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Flippin: 99 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Trumann: 98 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mena: 92 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Searcy: 91 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Yellville-Summit: 90 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Manila: 88 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greene County Tech: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mulberry/Pleasant View: 87 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Brookland: 86 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Green Forest: 85 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mammoth Spring: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marmaduke: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pocahontas: 84 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties): 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Malvern: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Paris: 83 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley Springs: 82 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bergman: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sloan-Hendrix: 80 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedar Ridge: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Conway County: 79 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ouachita River: 76 new known infections per 10K residents
  • DeWitt: 74 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Scranton: 73 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Springdale: 72 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Atkins: 71 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alpena: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Armorel: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ashdown: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Greenwood: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gurdon: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Nettleton: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Riverside: 70 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fordyce: 69 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Barton-Lexa: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Corning: 68 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cutter-Morning Star: 67 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Berryville: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jonesboro: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prairie Grove: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Salem: 66 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harrison: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Valley View: 65 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Russellville: 64 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beebe: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hampton: 63 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Benton: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lincoln: 62 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ozark Mountain: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Westside Consolidated: 61 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dardanelle: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fayetteville: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnet Cove: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • White Hall: 60 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Booneville: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Clarendon: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hamburg: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jasper: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marked Tree: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Van Buren: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Waldron: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Wynne: 59 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Carlisle: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cross County: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Dermott: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Fort Smith: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Izard County Consolidated: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lawrence County: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Western Yell County: 58 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cleveland County: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Danville: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gosnell: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Osceola: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Sheridan: 57 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bearden: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Blytheville: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cave City: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • County Line: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Highland: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Vernon/Enola*: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Prescott: 56 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cotter: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Harmony Grove (Saline County): 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lake Hamilton: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Marion: 55 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bryant: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Buffalo Island Central: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Guy-Perkins: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Viola: 54 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bauxite: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cedarville: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hope: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lakeside: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Mountain Home: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • West Fork: 53 new known infections per 10K residents
  • England: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Horatio: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Magnolia: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Pottsville: 52 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Alma: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bay: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Cossatot River: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Rose Bud: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • South Pike County: 51 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hector: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Hillcrest: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Jackson County: 50 new known infections per 10K residents
  • McGehee: 50 new known infections per 10K residents

By Community

The communities with the highest new known infection rates per 10,000 residents:

  • Paron: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Charlotte: 229 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Everton: 229 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Beech Grove: 203 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Parkin: 174 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Ravenden Springs: 170 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Bull Shoals: 152 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Lafe: 144 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Gillett: 143 new known infections per 10K residents
  • Judsonia: 134 new known infections per 10K residents

By ZIP Code

The ZIP codes with the highest rates of new known infections:

  • 72122: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72633: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72522: 230 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72412: 203 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72373: 174 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72460: 171 new known infections per 10K residents
  • 72619: 153 new known infections per 10K residents