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Montgomery County reports first COVID-19 related death

Thursday, August 6, the Arkansas Department of Health reported the first COVID-19 related death in Montgomery County as cumulative numbers creep to 34 positive cases in the county.

County Judge Sammy Jones stated that he was contacted Thursday evening by ADH officials regarding the death. He explained that they had promised they would call him when the first death was confirmed.

No information regarding the identity of the person, or their place of residence was available.

ADH was reporting 10 active cases yesterday evening, but Judge Jones stated that the email the county received this morning only reported seven active cases. Three of the active cases were in a single household in the Caddo Gap area. A fourth case was reported in the Caddo Gap area with another located on Highway 240.

The ADH website is still reporting 10 active cases this morning with 23 recoveries and one death for a total of 34 positive cases. There have been 887 negative test results reported in Montgomery County.

Arkansas is reported to have 6,958 active cases and 47,028 cumulative cases.

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