Today’s highlights: The number of Columbia County deaths is up 1 to 20. There are seven new COVID-19 cases at Dudneywood Assisted Living in Magnolia, including six residents. The number of active cases in the Magnolia School District has dropped from eight to three. 

COVID-19 infection information for seven South Arkansas counties and three North Louisiana parishes from respective state health departments. The following figures for COVID-19 virus cases are current through 6 p.m. Thursday.

The figures for Columbia County and six nearby Arkansas counties include the number of tests per 1,000 individuals, the PCR percent positive rate, and the antigen percent positive rate. PCR test results usually take a day or more to be reported to individuals. Antigen test results are instant and percentage of positive rates are much higher. This is because people referred for antigen tests through local health units have already shown signs of infection.

(+) or (-) means changes in numbers since last report.

These figures reflect changes since our last report at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Confirmed and probable cases in each category are combined into one number.

Numbers may go up or down as individual cases are shifted between counties/parishes in light of new information. Typographical errors on this chart are corrected in the following day’s list.


                      Confirmed/      Confirmed/      No                Total               PRC/Antigen

                      Probable          Probable         Longer          Number          Tests Per 1,000

                      Cases                 Active             Ill                  Dead              Percentages

Columbia         696+6               47+3              629+2           19                  317.6/ P8.4/ A26.6

Columbia cumulative tests: 601+3 PCR/110+3 antigen positives. 6,574+9 PCR/304+25 antigen negatives

Hempstead      547+5               49+1              493+1            5                   321.0/ P7.3/ A27.8

Hempstead cumulative tests: 499+4 PCR/59+1 antigen positives. 6,356+43 PCR/153+13 antigen negatives

Lafayette         170+2               22                 145+2             3                   227.0/ P9.9/ A457

Lafayette cumulative tests: 151+1 PCR/21+1 antigen positives. 1,373+3 PCR/25+1 antigen negatives

Miller              1,419+31           276+9            1,127+21       16+1             218.6/ P13.1/ A57.7

Miller cumulative tests: 1,202+15 PCR/221+17 antigen positives. 7,980+29 PCR/162+6 antigen negatives

Nevada           299+6               34+4              251+2             14                563.5/ P5.9/ A22.5

Nevada cumulative tests: 274 PCR/23 antigen positives. 4,380 PCR/79 antigen negatives

Ouachita         377+3               51+1              316+2              9                 321.7/ P4.7/ A13.4

Ouachita cumulative tests: 356+2 PCR/31+1 antigen positives. 7,169+52 PCR/200+5 antigen negatives

Union             1,202                 46-9               1,025+11          49               329.6/ P8.5/ A12.7

Union cumulative tests: 1,004+2 PCR/125 antigen positives. 10,737+6 PCR/859+62 antigen negatives


                    Confirmed      Confirmed      Cumulative

Parish            Cases              Deaths          Tests

Claiborne      604+2              25                10,274+2

Union           1,105+1            51                15,372+31

Webster        1,466+1            40               25,726+39


This list includes homes with new or added cases in the past 14 days. The state updates this information on weekdays. (+) or (-) means changes in numbers since last report.

                                                     Active             Active

                                                     Cases             Cases

Facility                                           Residents          Workers/Staff

Hudson, El Dorado                           8                     2

Arkansas Nursing, TexARKana           4                     5+5

Dudneywood, Magnolia                     6+6                 1+1

Southern Pines, Prescott                   6                     0-12

Oak Ridge, El Dorado                        2+2                 2+2

Courtyard, El Dorado                        3                      0-3

Waters, Stamps                               1                      0-5

Bailey Creek, TexARKana                  1+1                  0


                                                      Active               Active

                                                      Cases               Cases

Facility                                            Residents            Workers/Staff

Town & Country, Webster                   16                     4

Farmerville Nursing                           13                     0

Arbor Lake, Union                             10                     0

Presbyterian, Homer                          8                      0

Heritage, Claiborne                            4                      0

Bernice Nursing, Union                       2                      2

Meadowview, Webster                        2                      1

Claiborne Rehab                                2                      0

Carrington, Springhill                         0                      1


The Magnolia School District on Monday reported three active COVID-19 cases. Active cases per campus:

Campus                         Staff      Students

Magnolia High                 1            2

Freshman Academy         0            0

Magnolia Middle              0             0

Central                           0            0

East Side                        0            0

Kindergarten                  0             0

Walker                           0             0

District-wide                   0             0

Total                               1            2


Figures include self-reported positive tests and 100 percent remote community members:

Current active cases in isolation on SAU campus – 0

Current in quarantine on SAU campus – 11

Current active cases – 16+1 (15+1 students, 1 staff)

Current total in quarantine – 60

Cumulative SAU positive cases since July 6 – 138+1

Total COVID-19 tests administered by SAU University Health Services since July 6 – 1,826


The Arkansas Department of Health reports known COVID-19 cases numbers in Arkansas primary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher learning, where there are at least five or more active cases. Figures are released on Mondays and Thursdays. Here are the most recent South Arkansas figures issued by the state – current figures have likely changed since this report was released.

TexARKana, 17+2

De Queen, 12-2

Genoa Central, 10+5

Fouke, 9+4

Crossett, 6-2

Hamburg, 6+2

Magnolia, 5

Star City, 5

Nashville, 5

Nevada, 5

Active cases in South Arkansas colleges and universities:

Southern Arkansas, 12

Henderson State, 5


Refer to the chart above for statewide COVID-19 totals and changes since yesterday. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals does not update reports on Saturdays.


Arkansas Department of Health call center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1-800-803-7847. Email

After normal business hours and weekends call 1-800-554-5738.

CLICK HERE to see the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 website. is operated as a community service by the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media, in part as a classroom to explore new means for information presentation with easy-to-understand charts, graphs and text articles. CLICK HERE to see it.

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement tracks COVID-19 cases at the city level. CLICK HERE to see the website.


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