County's death toll reaches 28

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

By Robert Cox 

Four more Carroll County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19 and the county has seen an increase of more than 160 cases in the past week. 

According to data provided by the Arkansas Department of Health on Monday, Carroll County reported a total of 1,922 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 1,707 confirmed cases and 215 probable cases. During the past seven days, there have been 162 new cases, including 124 confirmed positives. 

Tuesday’s report indicated that 28 Carroll County residents have died from complications related to the virus since the pandemic began, with 26 of those deaths classified as confirmed positives. 

The state health department also reported 1,697 “recovered” cases in the county, a number which more accurately reflects individuals who have been released from quarantine, observation or hospitalization, as the long-term effects of the virus are still unclear. 

The health department reports 197 active cases in the county, of which 158 have been confirmed by laboratory testing. 

Statewide, ADH reported a total of 203,107 cases — 171,672 of which have been confirmed — along with 3,295 deaths and 177,629 recoveries.

The total number of deaths includes 2,885 confirmed cases, as well as 410 probable cases and 25 non-COVID deaths. Of the dead, 57 have been incarcerated and 1,419 have been residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. 

“The high number of Arkansans who have died is heartbreaking,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a Facebook post Sunday. “As we are 5 days out from Christmas, let’s protect each other. What we do will determine how we start our new year.” 

The age group hardest hit by the virus continues to be those aged 65 or older, who account for 80.4 percent of the statewide death toll. The 25-44 age demographic, however, leads the way in total cases with 64,319 positive cases, or 31.67 percent of the total number of cases.

As of Tuesday morning, ADH data showed a statewide increase of 16,050 cases in the past seven days and 26,932 cases since Dec. 6, an average of nearly 1,924 new cases each day.

View 1 comment
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. Please note that those who post comments on this website may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.
  • Legends made the news today for non compliance. Their Dec 28 facebook page pictures are certainly alarming

    -- Posted by Two6pac on Mon, Jan 4, 2021, at 5:09 PM
Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: