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. Saturday.

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. Friday. 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         1,093+10          143-3                926+13           24                 466.2 P9.0/ A17.2

Columbia cumulative tests: 814+12 PCR/353+8 antigen positives. 8,277+16 PCR/1,695+13 antigen negatives

Hempstead      848+1               40-5                 800+6              8                  445.6 P7.7/ A29.1

Hempstead cumulative tests: 711 PCR/162 antigen positives. 8,544 PCR/394 antigen negatives

Lafayette         265+3               23+1                239+2              3                  318.6/ P10.9/ A33.7

Lafayette cumulative tests: 219+3 PCR/65+2 antigen positives. 1,791+16 PCR/128+1antigen negatives

Miller               2,147+7           92-6                  2,033+13         22                 305.8/ P13.4/ A44.9

Miller cumulative tests: 1,609+19 PCR/600+5 antigen positives. 10,426+24 PCR/740 antigen negatives

Nevada            454                  46-3                   394+3            14                  850.6/ P5.8/ A22.4

Nevada cumulative tests: 399 PCR/60 antigen positives. 6,512+101 PCR/208+2 antigen negatives

Ouachita          748+45            181+13               554+32          12                 430.4/ P6.9/ A18.6

Ouachita cumulative tests: 686+18 PCR/90+2 antigen positive. 9,205+79 PCR/395+3 antigen negatives

Union               1,540+3          115-15                 1,366+18       59+3             402.0/ P9.4/ A13.9

Union cumulative tests: 1,308+9 PCR/289+5 antigen positives. 12,580+39 PCR/1,794+44 antigen negatives


Louisiana does not update information on Saturdays.

                    Confirmed      Confirmed      PCR                       Antigen

Parish           Cases               Deaths           Tests                     Tests

Claiborne      742+5              31+1             11,697+18            848+2

Union            1,408               57                 18,301+45            561+8

Webster         2,013+12         56+2            31,465+67             918+12


This list includes homes with new or added cases in the past 14 days. This list shows most current posted information on number of resident and worker/staff active cases. The state updates this information on weekdays. (+) or (-) means changes in numbers since last report. Posted information may lag behind actual current numbers.

Oak Ridge, El Dorado – 28 residents. 12 workers/staff.

Wentworth Place, Magnolia – 5 residents. 6 workers/staff.

Somerset Senior Living, Camden – 3 residents. 4 workers/staff.

Heather Manor, Hope – 2 residents. 4 workers/staff.

Arkansas Nursing, TexARKana – 0 residents. 5 workers/staff.

Courtyard Rehab, El Dorado – 0 resident. 2 worker/staff.

Timberlane Health, El Dorado – 1 resident. 1 workers/staff.

Bailey Creek, TexARKana – 0 residents. 2 worker/staff.

Silver Oaks, Camden – 1 resident. 0 workers/staff.


This list shows most current posted information on number of resident and worker/staff active cases. The state updates this information on weekdays. (+) or (-) means changes in numbers since last report. Posted information may lag behind actual current numbers.

Town & Country, Webster – 17 residents. 2-1 workers/staff.

Farmerville Nursing – 12 residents, 0 workers/staff.

Arbor Lake, Union – 10 residents. 0 workers/staff.

Bernice Nursing, Union – 5+1 residents. 1 worker/staff.

Presbyterian, Homer -- 8 residents. 0 workers/staff.

Claiborne Rehab -- 3 residents, 2+2 workers/staff.

Heritage, Claiborne -- 4 residents. 0 workers/staff.

Meadowview, Webster -- 3 residents. 0 workers/staff.

Carrington, Springhill -- 0 residents. 1 worker/staff.


The Magnolia School District on Sunday reported 32 active COVID-19 cases. Active cases per campus. (+) or (-) means changes in numbers since last report:

Magnolia High – 0 staff. 12 students.

Freshman Academy -- 0 staff. 1 student.

Magnolia Middle – 2 staff. 3 students.

Central – 1 staff. 6 students.

East Side – 5 staff. 0 students.

Kindergarten -- 0 staff. 0 students.

Walker -- 0 staff. 0 students.

District-wide – 2 staff.

Total – 10 staff. 22 students.


The fall semester at SAU ended Friday, November 20. Classes resume January 13. 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 – 1-1

Current active cases – 28 (25 students, 3 faculty/staff)

Current total in quarantine – 32-3

Cumulative SAU positive cases since July 6 – 204

Total COVID-19 tests administered by SAU University Health Services since July 6 – 2,193


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.

Through Wednesday, November 25, at least 120 Arkansas school districts had at least five active COVID-19 cases, led by Springdale, 134; Bentonville, 69; Little Rock, 62; Rogers, 61; Fort Smith, 59; Bryant, 56; and Benton, 54.

Here are the most recent South Arkansas figures issued by the state – current figures have likely changed since this report was released.

Lake Hamilton, 32

Drew Central, 31

Magnolia, 27 (see updated figures above)

Hot Springs Lakeside, 24

Malvern, 24

Hamburg, 18

TexARKana, 15

Parkers Chapel, 13

De Queen, 11

El Dorado, 10

McGehee, 10

Kirby, 8

Ouachita River, 8

Genoa Central, 7

Gurdon, 7

Hope, 7

Lake Village Lakeside, 7

Smackover, 7

Camden Fairview, 6

Cleveland County, 6

Cossatot River, 6

Dermott, 6

Fouke, 6

Camden Harmony Grove, 6

Hot Springs, 6

Star City, 6

Warren, 6

Five active cases: Emerson

Active cases in South Arkansas colleges and universities:

UA-Monticello, 22

Southern Arkansas, 20 (see updated information above)

Henderson State, 11

Ouachita Baptist, 10

National Park College, 6

South Arkansas Community College, 6

UACC Hope-TexARKana, 6

SAU Tech, 5


The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports by parish the cumulative number of cases in K-12 schools in categories of faculty/staff/volunteer, and number of students; and cases reported during the past week. In Louisiana, public schools are operated by parishes and not as individual districts – state-reported figures are not broken down by campus.

These numbers are cases reported November 16-November 22:

Claiborne – Cumulative faculty/staff/volunteer 0; students, less than 5.

Union -- Cumulative faculty/staff/volunteer less than 5; less than 5.

Webster -- Cumulative faculty/staff/volunteer, 5; students, 6.


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.

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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