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. Friday.
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 regional report at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. 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 2,276+10 57-1 2,166+11 53 918.1/ P8.9/ A16.5
Columbia cumulative tests: 1,343+6 PCR/1,135+6 antigen positives. 13,718+97 PCR/5,739+157 antigen negatives
Hempstead 1,935+8 34+1 1,883+7 18 809.4/ P9.1/ A27.8
Hempstead cumulative tests: 1,434+2 PCR/577+9 antigen positives. 14,314+251 PCR/1,496+12 antigen negatives
Lafayette 536+1 8+1 519 8 558.1/ P11.9/ 27.8
Lafayette cumulative tests: 371 PCR/203+2 antigen positives. 2,758+24 PCR/527+22 antigen negatives
Miller 4,067+24 57+6 3,972+12 31 558.6/ P14.4/ A25.6
Miller cumulative tests: 2,580+7 PCR/1,662+17 antigen positives. 15,379+137 PCR/4,822+206 antigen negatives
Nevada 796+3 13-1 760+4 23 1,507.9/ P5.5/ A16.5
Nevada cumulative tests: 638+1 PCR/177 antigen positives. 11.019+52 PCR/893+18 antigen negatives
Ouachita 2,233+13 24+3 2,158+10 51 799.3/ P10.8/ A25.1
Ouachita cumulative tests: 1,898+7 PCR/430+6 antigen positive. 15,653+167 PCR/1,286+20 antigen negatives
Union 3,757+28 49+12 3,607+15 101+1 764.1/ P12.3/ A15.6
Union cumulative tests: 2,858+35 PCR/1,098+10 antigen positives. 20,442+345 PCR/5,963+95 antigen negatives
NORTH LOUISIANA PARISH REPORT
Louisiana does not update information on Saturdays.
Confirmed Confirmed PCR Antigen
Parish Cases Deaths Tests Tests
Claiborne 1,402+6 49 17,082+106 3,004+14
Union 2,304+4 76 29,091+285 1,910+20
Webster 3,940-1 97+3 47,480+765 4,537+12
SOUTH ARKANSAS NURSING HOMES
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.
Springs of Magnolia – 7 residents, 3 staff.
Southern Pines, Prescott – 2 resident, 1 workers/staff.
Heather Manor, Hope – 0 residents, 1 staff.
NORTH LOUISIANA NURSING HOMES
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. 0 workers/staff.
Presbyterian, Homer – 12 residents. 0 workers/staff.
Arbor Lake, Union – 10 residents. 0 workers/staff.
Farmerville Nursing – 10 residents, 0 workers/staff.
Meadowview, Webster – 9 residents. 0 workers/staff.
Heritage, Claiborne – 4 residents. 0 workers/staff.
Bernice Nursing, Union – 4 residents. 0 worker/staff.
Claiborne Rehab – 3 residents, 0 workers/staff.
Carrington, Springhill – 0 residents, 2+2 workers/staff
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Magnolia School District on Friday reported 3 active COVID-19 case. Active cases per campus. (+) or (-) means changes in numbers since our last report:
Magnolia High – 0 staff. 0 students.
Freshman Academy – 0-1 staff. 0 students.
Magnolia Middle – 0 staff. 1 student.
Central – 0 staff. 1 student.
East Side – 0 staff. 0 students.
Kindergarten – 0 staff. 1 student.
Walker – 0 staff. 0 students.
District-wide – 0 staff.
Total – 0-1 staff. 3 students.
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY
Southern Arkansas University on Friday reported 21 active COVID-19 cases. Active cases per campus. (+) or (-) means changes in numbers since last complete report on Friday:
Current active cases in isolation on campus – 3-3
Current in quarantine on campus – 0-3
Current active cases – 21-4 (20-4 students, 1 faculty/staff)
Current total in quarantine – 26-16
Cumulative positive cases – 337+2
Total tests by University Health Services since July 6, 2020 – 3,456
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.
On Thursday, the state reported 254 active cases in 25 public school districts, led by Bentonville, 37; Springdale, 25; Rogers, 18; Cabot, 15; and Lake Hamilton, 12.
COVID-19 active case numbers in South Arkansas districts:
El Dorado, 9
Hot Springs Lakeside, 5
ARKANSAS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
COVID-19 active case numbers in South Arkansas college and universities through Thursday, reported by the Arkansas Department of Health:
Southern Arkansas University, 25 (see updated report above).
Ouachita Baptist, 11
UA-Pine Bluff, 7
LOUISIANA SCHOOLS COVID-19 CASES
Cases reported in parish-wide school districts, February 22-February 28.
Claiborne – Between 1-4 faculty/staff, up 1. 0 students.
Webster – Between 1-4 faculty/staff, up 1. Between 1-4 students, up 1.
Union – 0 faculty/staff. 0 students.
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.
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