Today's highlight: The seven South Arkansas counties monitored by were all "under water" on Saturday, with more new infection reports than recoveries. There were no new deaths in the area.

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         687+10              45+5                 623+5            19                 314.4/ P8.3/ 29.4

Columbia cumulative tests: 596+4 PCR/106+5 antigen positives. 6,555+21 PCR/255+7 antigen negatives

Hempstead      540+10              52+5                 483+3             5                  311.1/ P7.3/ A29.4

Hempstead cumulative tests: 484+3 PCR/57+1 antigen positives. 6,172+47 PCR/137+9 antigen negatives

Lafayette         167+17              21+1                 143+2             3                  224.7/ P9.9/ A47.6

Lafayette cumulative tests: 150+2 PCR/20 antigen positives. 1,362+10 PCR/22 antigen negatives

Miller               1,372+40           266+26             1,091+14        15                 216.2/ P12.9/ A56.2

Miller cumulative tests: 1,175+33 PCR/200+9 antigen positives. 7,931+118 PCR/156+1 antigen negatives

Nevada            292+2                33+1                 245+1            14                 556.8/ P5.9/ A20.0

Nevada cumulative tests: 272+2 PCR/18 antigen positives. 4,337+33 PCR/72+3 antigen negatives

Ouachita          370+11               49+6                311+5            9                   318.2/ P4.7/ A13.5

Ouachita cumulative tests: 349+7 PCR/30+5 antigen positives. 7,100+53 PCR/192+3 antigen negatives

Union              1,116+9              56+14               1,011+3         49                 318.0/ P8.5/ A13.4

Union cumulative tests: 1,001+5 PCR/124+4 antigen positives. 10,711+27 PCR/798+4 antigen negatives


                    Confirmed      Confirmed      Cumulative

Parish           Cases               Deaths          Tests

Claiborne      600+1              24                10,154+15

Union           1,098+1            51               15,266+33

Webster        1,452+7            40+2           25,442+39


This list includes homes with new or added cases in the past 14 days. The state updates this information on weekdays.

                                                 Active             Active

                                                 Cases             Cases

Facility                                       Residents         Workers/Staff

Arkansas Nursing, TexARKana       4                     0

Courtyard, El Dorado                    3                    3-8

Hudson, El Dorado                       8                     2

Southern Pines, Prescott               6                     12

Waters, Stamps                           1                     5


Active Active

                                           Cases            Cases

Facility                                 Residents       Workers/Staff

Claiborne Rehab                    2                   0

Heritage, Claiborne                4                   0

Arbor Lake, Union                 10                  0

Bernice Nursing, Union          2                    2

Carrington, Springhill            0                    1

Farmerville Nursing               13                  0

Meadowview, Webster           2                    1

Presbyterian, Homer             8                    0  

Town & Country, Webster      16                   4


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

Campus                        Staff      Students

Magnolia High                2           2

Freshman Academy         0          0

Magnolia Middle               0         0

Central                           0          2

East Side                        1          1

Kindergarten                   0          0

Walker                            0          0

District-wide                    0          0

Total 3 5


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 – 13 (12 students, 1 staff)

Current total in quarantine – 59

Cumulative SAU positive cases since July 6 – 135+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, 15

De Queen, 14

Cleveland County, 8

Crossett, 8

El Dorado, 5

Fouke, 5

Genoa Central, 5

Hamburg, 5

Hot Springs, 5

Magnolia, 5

Star City, 5

Active cases in South Arkansas colleges and universities:

Southern Arkansas, 9

Henderson State, 5


Refer to the charts above for statewide COVID-19 totals and changes since yesterday from the Arkansas and Louisiana state health departments.

Louisiana does not update its figures 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 an independent website that tracks the virus in Arkansas 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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