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Active case count takes big turn in right direction

Montgomery County has seen a huge drop in active COVID-19 cases with 47 cases being reported Tuesday morning. Tragically there have been two new deaths reported in the past week related to the virus.

Montgomery County was reporting 47 active cases of COVID-19, down from 70 last Tuesday. The active cases were in the 60s most of last week with a big drop reported Sunday. There have been 32 new cases reported in the past week. This is 20 cases fewer than the previous week.

There have been 1,065 cumulative cases with 982 recoveries and 36 COVID related deaths.

Statewide there have been 475,647 cumulative cases. Tuesday morning they were reporting 17,821 active cases in Arkansas and 10,915 new cases in the past week. This is much better than last week’s total of 14,467 new cases in the previous week. There have been 450,414 recoveries statewide and 7,298 virus related deaths. This is 223 additional deaths since last Tuesday.

The 25-34 age bracket is still the highest age group with 2,694, followed by the 12-18 age group with 2,458 and the 35-44 age group with 2,433.

Hospitalization numbers are lower across the board with 1,13 positive admissions being reported. There are 443 patients in ICU and 286 on a ventilator.

Several surrounding counties were reporting a drop in active cases. Garland County continues to lead the surrounding counties with 432 active cases. However, this is 117 fewer than the previous week. There 15,122 cumulative cases, 286 new cases, 14,336 recoveries and 352 deaths.

Hot Spring County is showing a slight decline with 228 active cases, five less than last week. They have had 145 new cases, 7,216 cumulative cases, 6,885 recoveries and 102 deaths.

Yell County is reporting 187 active cases, 53 fewer than the previous week. They have had 90 new cases, 4330 cumulative cases, 4,068 recoveries and 74 deaths.

Scott County is the only surrounding county to report an increase in active cases over the previous week. They are reporting 169 active cases which is 27 more than the previous week. They have had 118 new cases, 1,465 cumulative cases, 1,275 recoveries and 21 deaths.

Clark County is reporting 125 active cases, 49 fewer than the previous week. They have had 65 new cases, 2,980 cumulative cases, 2,803 recoveries and 50 deaths.

Polk County is reporting 110 active cases, 57 fewer than the previous week. They have had 76 new cases, 2,711 cumulative cases, 2,507 recoveries and 93 deaths.

Pike County is reporting 104 active cases, 15 fewer than the previous week. They have had 70 new cases, 1,561 cumulative cases, 1,425 recoveries and 32 deaths.

Howard County is reporting 100 active cases, 31 fewer than the previous week. They have had 60 new cases, 2,239 cumulative cases, 2,110 recoveries and 29 deaths.

 

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