April 21: Arkansas at 2,262 cases; 48 in Craighead County

There are 2,262 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 tested to date in Arkansas.

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Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 2,262

Deaths: 43

Recovered: 849

Total Active Cases: 1,370

As of 10 PM Monday, 670 inmates at Cummins had tested positive. At least 10 staff had tested positive. More tests were being performed Tuesday. These numbers were at least partially reflected in the overall case total but it was not clear how many had yet to be added.

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NEA County Numbers:

  • Randolph County: 14 positive, 8 recoveries, 207 negative
  • Clay County: 1 positive, 0 recoveries, 128 negative
  • Cleburne County: 71 positive, 51 recoveries, 128 negative, 4 deaths
  • Craighead County: 48 positive, 28 recoveries, 509 negative, 1 death
  • Crittenden County: 147 positive, 63 recoveries, 748 negative, 5 deaths
  • Fulton County: 0 positive, 0 recoveries, 31 negative
  • Greene County: 9 positive, 3 recoveries, 414 negative
  • Independence County: 8 positive, 4 recoveries, 141 negative
  • Jackson County: 1 positive, 1 recoveries, 46 negative
  • Lawrence County: 28 positive, 2 recoveries, 141 negative, 1 death
  • Mississippi County: 9 positive, 6 recoveries, 60 negative
  • Poinsett County: 11 positive, 6 recoveries, 63 negatives
  • Sharp County: 2 positives, 1 recoveries, 37 negative
  • Don’t see your county? Click here to find it on ADH’s map.

Measuring growth in active cases

Dr. Pat Carroll of Pocahontas is helping NEA Report keep track of how many new active cases are being reported of COVID-19 in Arkansas. Most recent dates do not reflect the outbreak at Cummins Unit.

These graphs are current through Monday.

Updated Monday night, April 20. Courtesy Dr. Pat Carroll
Updated Monday night, April 20. Courtesy Dr. Pat Carroll

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United States: 824,438 positive

45,039 have died.

Global: 2,563,384 positive

177,415 have died.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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This post will be updated throughout the day on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Check back/refresh for the latest updates and numbers.

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