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Montgomery County reports second COVID-19 case

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY/dewayne@mcnews.online
Montgomery County is reporting their second positive case of COVID-19 as the state sees an uptick in positive test results. The state of Arkansas has 1,909 active confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 7,443 cumulative cases as of press time Tuesday.
The new case in Montgomery County doubles the total number of confirmed cases in the county with the first case since recovering. No further information is currently available regarding the new case. Montgomery County also reports 148 negative test results.
Yell County’s numbers continue to rise with 162 positive cases reported. There are 84 active cases with 77 recoveries. Yell County reports one COVID-19 related death with 521 negative test results reported.
Polk County is reporting 11 active cases with 21 total positive cases being reported. They have 10 recovered cases and report 478 negative test results.
Garland County reports three active positive cases with 136 cumulative confirmed cases. They report 132 recoveries, one death and 4,041 negative test results.
Howard County reports three active cases and 18 recoveries for a total of 21 cumulative cases. They report 288 negative test results.
Hot Spring County reports two active cases and 30 recoveries for a total of 32 cumulative cases of COVID-19. They report 871 negative test results.
Clark County, on of the early hot spots for the region, reports only two active cases with 36 recoveries for a total of 39 cumulative cases. They report 762 negative test results.
Pike County reports one case with four recovered for a total of five cumulative cases. They report 604 negative test results.
Arkansas is reporting 1,909 active cases and 5,401 recoveries for a total of 7,443 cumulative cases. This is an increase of 246 active cases and 1,414 cumulative cases in a seven day period. Governor Asa Hutchinson attributes most of the increase on increased testing. There have been 133,236 tests reported in Arkansas with over 60,000 of those tested in May.
Governor Hutchinson also reported Monday that the state would remain in Phase One of the reopening plan until further notice due to the recent uptick in positive test results.
Current hot spots in the state include Benton County with 368 active cases, Washington County with 362 active cases, Pulaski County with 176 active cases, Sevier County with 141 active cases and Crittenden County with 124 active cases.

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