April 27: 3,017 cases in Arkansas to date; 1,980 active; Riceland confirms first case

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Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 3,017

Deaths: 50

Recovered: 987

Total Active Cases: 1,980

Total Tested: 40,457

Source: ADH Website

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NEA County Numbers:

  • Randolph County: 16 positive, 9 recoveries, 469 negative
  • Clay County: 2 positive, 0 recoveries, 215 negative
  • Cleburne County: 72 positive, 52 recoveries, 149 negative, 4 deaths
  • Craighead County: 62 positive, 33 recoveries, 710 negative, 1 death
  • Crittenden County: 171 positive, 82 recoveries, 942 negative, 5 deaths
  • Fulton County: 1 positive, 0 recoveries, 48 negative
  • Greene County: 16 positive, 4 recoveries, 549 negative
  • Independence County: 9 positive, 4 recoveries, 146 negative
  • Jackson County: 1 positive, 1 recoveries, 63 negative
  • Lawrence County: 42 positive, 2 recoveries, 230 negative, 1 death
  • Mississippi County: 11 positive, 7 recoveries, 139 negative
  • Poinsett County: 17 positive, 6 recoveries, 94 negatives
  • Sharp County: 2 positives, 2 recoveries, 38 negative
  • Don’t see your county? Click here to find it on ADH’s map.
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United States: 979,077 positive

55,266 have died.

Global: 3,017,806 positive

208,517 have died.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Tracking the Growth

The latest numbers have been added to graphics by our friend Dr. Pat Carroll, who is helping us track new cases and active cases by date.

Updated Monday afternoon, April 27, courtesy of Dr. Pat Carroll
Updated Monday afternoon, April 27, courtesy of Dr. Pat Carroll

Monday update from the Arkansas governor

RICELAND FOODS Confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19

press release

JONESBORO, Ark. (April 27, 2020): Riceland Foods confirmed one Riceland team member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently home under quarantine. Riceland’s COVID-19 action plan has been implemented at the Jonesboro Rice Division, where the team member worked. All team members, who were in close proximity, have been informed and sent home for quarantine. The affected work area underwent a deep cleaning and sanitation process to disinfect the area. No rice or oil products were impacted.

Employees have been instructed to follow the Centers of Disease Control procedures for protecting themselves and their families from COVID-19. To minimize the risk of multiple infections in key business units, Riceland has worked to protect all team members within the organization to ensure normal operations. Team members who can work from home have been asked to do so. Riceland facilities are only open for Riceland team members until further notice. Team members have been instructed not to come to work if they have fever or other symptoms of COVID-19.

To maintain normal operations in key business units, flexible work schedules have been implemented to help team members caring for children who are home from school, and Riceland is working with vendors to ensure critical supplies have been secured.

About Riceland Foods, Inc
Riceland Foods is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice serving 5,500 farmer members in Arkansas and Missouri. As a farmer-led cooperative, Riceland stores, transports, processes and markets more than 2.5 million metric tons of grain each year, and its products are sold across the United States and in 75 countries. It’s also one of the Mid-South’s major soybean processors. Riceland products include white, brown and parboiled rice, rice bran oil, soybean meal and oil and feed ingredients. Learn more at: Riceland.com.

Governor to allow elective surgeries again starting today

Effective Monday, April 27, Governor Hutchinson will lift restrictions on elective surgical procedures for Arkansas hospital and medical providers. These will not be patients who need overnight stays. They will be required to have no symptoms of COVID-19 or contact with anyone who is positive for the 14 days prior. They must be healthy and procedures will begin with limitations on numbers to slowly grow back to capacity.

The governor said May 4 is the target date to begin lifting social distancing restrictions, provided that cases are still growing at a slow rate. He said he intends to continue reviewing data and set several dates of note:

  • April 29, an announcement on reopening restaurants will be made.
  • April 30, an announcement will be made with regard to gyms.
  • May 1, an announcement will be made regarding beauty and barber salons..
  • May 4, an announcement regarding places of worship and larger congregations of gathering size

Some have reached out to NEA Report to ask if tattoo shops and nail salons would be included in the May 1 announcements. The governor’s office told us indeed to expect announcements regarding those on the same day as salons.

Dental procedures planned to resume on May 18

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday that dental procedures are planned to resume on May 18. He called it a goal and said it could change but indicated plans were, as of now, for business to begin resuming in that field on May 18.

If you’re going in public, you should wear a mask. Period.


1 Comment

  1. In the army they won’t send one man into a war until they asses the situation. It is the same with this virus by only testing only people that have systomps now people who have no symptoms are now carriers. Everyone needs to be tested.i believe the governor is opening up everything to soon.

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