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          979+27            131+14             824+12          24                    432.7 P8.6/ A18.0

Columbia cumulative tests: 749+3 PCR/292+26 antigen positives. 7,964+27 PCR/1,332+43 antigen negatives

Hempstead      798+8               98-2                  694+10          6                      421.5 P7.7/ A28.4

Hempstead cumulative tests: 680+3 PCR/138+5 antigen positives. 8,115+129 PCR/348+4 antigen negatives

Lafayette         251+3              24+3                  224                3                     301.4/ P10.7/ A37.1

Lafayette cumulative tests: 206+2 PCR/59+2 antigen positives. 1,719+19PCR/100+3 antigen negatives

Miller               2,034+17         137-4                 1,875+21        22                   291.2/ P13.5/ A44.6

Miller cumulative tests: 1,550+8 PCR/45+12 antigen positives. 9,990+155 PCR/678+5 antigen negatives

Nevada            424+8              54+3                  356+5            14                   773.7/ P5.9/ A23.3

Nevada cumulative tests: 374+4 PCR/54+4 antigen positives. 5,924+34 PCR/178+4 antigen negatives

Ouachita           592+13           139+7                441+6            11                   388.8/ P6.1/ A17.9

Ouachita cumulative tests: 543+10 PCR/75+4 antigen positive. 8,411+58 PCR/343+8 antigen negatives

Union               1,436+16        124+9                1,256+7          56                   383.1/ P9.2/ A13.4

Union cumulative tests: 1,222+3 PCR/245+11 antigen positives. 12,163+46 PCR/1,584+13 antigen negatives


Louisiana does not update information on Saturdays.

Louisiana added PCR and antigen tests results the week of November 16.

                    Confirmed      Confirmed      PCR                Antigen

Parish           Cases               Deaths          Tests               Tests

Claiborne      715                 29                 11,257             732

Union            1,338             56                  17,353            474

Webster         1,844             50                 30,359             674


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 – 33 residents. 8 workers/staff.

Hillcrest Care, Prescott – 4 residents. 10 workers/staff.

Springs, Magnolia – 8 residents. 4 workers/staff.

Wentworth Place, Magnolia – 2 residents. 3 workers/staff.

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

Dudneywood, Magnolia – 4 residents. 0 workers/staff.

Heather Manor, Hope – 1 resident. 3 workers/staff.

Courtyard Rehab, El Dorado – 1 resident. 2 worker/staff.

Southern Pines, Prescott – 0 residents. 2 worker/staff.

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

Bailey Creek, TexARKana – 0 residents. 1 worker/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. 3 workers/staff.

Farmerville Nursing – 12 residents, 0 workers/staff.

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

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

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

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

Claiborne Rehab -- 3 residents, 0 workers/staff.

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

Bernice Nursing, Union – 4 residents. 1 worker staff.


The Magnolia School District on Saturday 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. 0 students.

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 – 3-2

Current active cases – 33+1 (32+1 students, 1 faculty/staff)

Current total in quarantine – 73+2

Cumulative SAU positive cases since July 6 – 196+2

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 Thursday, at least 138 Arkansas school districts had at least five active COVID-19 cases, led by Springdale, 160; Bentonville, 103; Fort Smith, 85; Rogers, 66; and Benton, 60.

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

Lake Hamilton, 36

Malvern, 28

Magnolia, 20 (see more details above)

TexARKana, 20

El Dorado, 18

Ouachita, 14

Ashdown, 13

Hope, 17

Hamburg, 16

Hot Springs Lakeside, 15

Cossatot River, 11

De Queen, 11

Hot Springs, 11

Parkers Chapel, 11

Smackover, 11

Drew County, 8

Gurdon, 7

Nevada, 7

Genoa Central, 6

Kirby, 6

Five active cases: Camden Fairview, Cleveland County, Lake Village Lakeside, Monticello, Nashville

Active cases in South Arkansas colleges and universities:

Ouachita Baptist, 22

Southern Arkansas, 20 (see more current figures above)

UA-Monticello, 20

UACC Hope-Texarkana, 7


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 9-November 15:

Claiborne – Cumulative faculty/staff/volunteer less than 5; students, 5-15.

Union -- Cumulative faculty/staff/volunteer less than 5; students, 13+8.

Webster -- Cumulative faculty/staff/volunteer, less than 5; students, less than 5. Last week F/S/V, 0; students, 0.


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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