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Montgomery County cases top 20

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY/dewayne@mcnews.online
Montgomery County crossed the 20 case threshold this week as Arkansas barrels toward 40,000 plus cases.
Montgomery County reported 22 cumulative cases as of Tuesday morning. There were five active cases at that time and 17 recoveries. The county reported 803 negative test results. This is an increase of seven cases in a span of a week.
Arkansas was reporting 6,674 active cases as of Tuesday morning and 39,447 cumulative cases. There have been 408 deaths reported and 32,365 recoveries. There have been 445,444 negative tests reported in Arkansas for a positivity rate of 8.1 percent. The number of active cases is down form last week, but the cumulative total has increased by 5,520.
Some neighboring counties who have had recent struggles with COVID-19 have seen a drop in active cases.
Hot Spring County saw a drastic decline in active cases, dropping from 747 cases last week to 89 this week. They are reporting 1,309 recoveries, four deaths and 4,819 negative tests.
Yell County saw a drop from 135 cases last week to 60 this week. They are reporting 893 recoveries, 14 deaths and 3,535 negative tests.
Active case totals continue to increase in Garland County with 233 active cases being reported Tuesday. This is an increase of 66 from last week. They are reporting five deaths, 457 recoveries and 11,704 negative tests.
Howard County also saw an increase in active cases from 45 last week to 57 this week. They are reporting two deaths, 187 recoveries and 2,184 negative tests.
Clark County has an increase of 11 with 37 active cases being reported this week. they report 101 recoveries and 2,443 negative tests.
Pike County is reporting 17 active cases and 58 total cases. They have 40 recoveries, one death and 2,465 negative tests.
Polk County is reporting 16 active cases, 105 recoveries and 1,981 negative tests.
Scott County is reporting 11 active cases, 20 recoveries and 840 negative tests.
Hot spots in the state continue to be in the central, northwestern and eastern counties.
Pulaski County (869 active cases, 71 deaths, 3,497 recoveries), Jefferson County (240 active cases, 36 deaths, 928 recoveries), Garland County (233 active cases, five deaths, 457 recoveries), Faulkner County (187 active cases, four deaths, 890 recoveries) and Saline County (178 active cases, three deaths, 596 recoveries) all report more than 150 active cases in central Arkansas.
Washington County (542 active cases, 40 deaths, 5,147 recoveries), Benton County (418 active cases, 35 deaths, 3,810 recoveries), Sebastian County (395 active cases, 13 deaths, 1,046 recoveries) and Crawford County (131 active cases, three deaths, 330 recoveries) all report more than 125 active cases in the northwestern part of the state.
Craighead County (203 active cases, nine deaths, 757 recoveries), Mississippi County (130 active cases, eight deaths, 415 recoveries), St. Francis County (125 active cases, three deaths, 951 recoveries) and Crittenden County (117 active cases, 16 deaths, 967 recoveries) all report more than 100 active cases in eastern Arkansas.
Pope County (229 active cases, six deaths, 839 recoveries) and Independence County (130 active cases, 103 recoveries) also report more than 100 active cases.

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