Arkansas’ first presumptive case of covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, was detected in Pine Bluff on Wednesday, March 11. The patient had an out-of-state travel history.
Also on March 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Arkansas will receive $6,205,347 to support coronavirus preparedness and response, according to the agency’s website.
Symptoms of covid-19, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, have been mild for most people but severe or even deadly for some. The elderly and people with underlying health conditions considered most at risk.
Arkansas covid-19 cases distribution
The disease is thought to spread mainly from through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Spread generally occurs between people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet).
People can also catch covid-19 by and then touching their face.
There is also evidence suggesting people can spread covid-19 without developing symptoms, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes that people are most contagious when they have symptoms.
Covid-19 cases in Arkansas by day
Counties with the most covid-19 cases in Arkansas
Covid-19 deaths in Arkansas
|3/24||Brian Dill Sr.||Male||59||Pulaski County|
|Bill Barton||Male||91||Cleburne County|
|3/25||Terry Henderson||Male||73||Cleburne County|
|3/27||Franklin Ross||Male||80||Conway County|
|3/28||Tanisha Cotton||Female||42||Pulaski County|
|3/29||Samuel Stone||Male||75||Van Buren County|
|3/30||Alice Jett||Female||83||Pulaski County|
|3/31||Virgil Sinkey||Male||63||Pulaski County|
|Undisclosed||Undisclosed||Older than 65||Undisclosed|
|4/1||Frances Jansen||Female||94||Pulaski County|
|4/2||DeVonte Sargent||Male||25||Faulkner County|
|4/3||Patricia Jacuzzi||Female||70||Saline County|
|Billy Joe Hillburn||Male||89||Lawrence County|
|Peggy Tyner||Female||70||Pulaski County|
|4/5||Mary Blount||Female||107||Pulaski County|
|4/6||Rodney Cottrell||Male||84||Pulaski County|
|Shelley York||Male||69||Pulaski County|
|4/8||Shirley Rodriguez||Female||79||Hempstead County|
|4/9||Richard Richardson||Male||60||Pulaski County|
|4/10||Patti Harris||Female||62||Drew County|
|Undisclosed||Male||79||Van Buren County|
People who think they may have covid-19 should call their health care providers as their first step, according to the state Department of Health.
A health care provider will decide if a test is appropriate based on the symptoms and possible exposure to the coronavirus.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is also offering and over the phone at (800) 632-4502.
For children, Arkansas Children's Hospital is offering drive-thru screenings and phone screenings at (800) 743-3616.
Coronavirus testing and screening locations in Arkansas
Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation creating a $173 million rainy-day fund to respond to the coronavirus outbreak on March 28.
On March 30, Hutchinson announced that legislative leaders approved his administration's request to tap $45 million from the fund created by the General Assembly.
Larry Walther, secretary of the state Department of Finance and Administration, said $30 million of the request will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for the state’s hospitals, first responders, community health clinics and others whose work is critical to the response to the ongoing crisis.
An additional $13.5 million will be used to purchase more ventilators and associated parts and equipment as well as any shipping or freight charges required to equip the state’s hospitals with this life-saving equipment.
Cumulative covid-19 cases in the United States by county
Cumulative covid-19 cases in the United States by state
|State||Confirmed cases||Deaths||Negative tests|
|District of Columbia||1955||53||8979|
The outbreak in the United States first emerged in Washington state after a resident tested positive on January 20.
The first coronavirus-related death also occurred in Washington on February 29.
Cases have been discovered in all 50 states after West Virginia reported its first on March 17.
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Cumulative covid-19 cases worldwide
The ongoing global pandemic can be traced back to November 2019 in Hubei, China1分11选5走势图.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised against all throughout most of Europe and Asia.
Currently, all international travelers arriving into the U.S. are advised to stay 1分11选5走势图 for 14 days, monitor their health and practice social distancing.
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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette updates this page daily using data from , , and .
Arkansas map is updated as data come in from state health department. Other graphics are updated 9:00 p.m. CDT each day.
Data compiled here only track number of confirmed cases. More cases most likely exist among individuals who have not been tested.
Please contact Yutao Chen if you see information that you believe is out-of-date or incorrect.
Data visualization by Yutao Chen and Emily Walkenhorst
Lead photo by Stephen Swofford
Design and development by Yutao Chen