Today's highlight: The seven South Arkansas counties monitored by magnoliareporter.com 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.
SOUTH ARKANSAS COUNTY REPORT
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
NORTH LOUISIANA PARISH REPORT
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
SOUTH ARKANSAS NURSING HOMES
This list includes homes with new or added cases in the past 14 days. The state updates this information on weekdays.
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
NORTH LOUISIANA NURSING HOMES
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
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
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
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY
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
ARKANSAS SCHOOLS COVID-19 CASES
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.
De Queen, 14
Cleveland County, 8
El Dorado, 5
Genoa Central, 5
Hot Springs, 5
Star City, 5
Active cases in South Arkansas colleges and universities:
Southern Arkansas, 9
Henderson State, 5
ARKANSAS/LOUISIANA STATEWIDE FIGURES
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Arkansas Department of Health call center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1-800-803-7847. Email ADH.CoronaVirus@arkansas.gov
After normal business hours and weekends call 1-800-554-5738.