Virus

COVID-19 infection information for 21 South Arkansas and seven Northeast Texas counties, and eight North Louisiana parishes, from respective state health departments. The following figures for COVID-19 virus cases are current through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The figures for seven selected Arkansas counties closest to Columbia County 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.

Arkansas figures are from the Arkansas Department of Health website. ADH has a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 1-800-803-7847 or email ADH.CoronaVirus@arkansas.gov. After normal business hours and weekend calls, call 1-800-554-5738. magnoliareporter.com encourages the public to get COVID-19 information from long-established and reliable sources of information, and not from social media sites or posts of people who lack medical expertise. CLICK HERE to see the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 webpage for more information.

arkansascovid.com 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.

SOUTH ARKANSAS REPORTS BY COUNTY

These figures reflect changes since our last report at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Confirmed and probable cases in each category are combined into one number. (+) or (-) equals change since last report for Columbia and six nearest surrounding Arkansas counties.

Numbers may go up or down as individual cases are shifted between counties in light of new information. This list may vary from State of Arkansas’ daily update. Typographical errors on this chart are corrected in the following day’s list.

(Higher death counts in the totals below partially reflect 139 cases statewide added Tuesday by the Arkansas Department of Health, from deaths not previously identified as COVID-19 related).

                     Confirmed/    Confirmed/    No           Total         PRC/Antigen

                     Probable       Probable        Longer     Number    Tests Per 1,000

                     Cases            Active               Ill            Dead        Percentages

Columbia        354+6          30+4              306+2      18            179.4/ P8.1/ A39

Hempstead     347+3          6+2                337+1      4              188.0/ P8.3/ A29.2

Lafayette        84+4            4+2                78+2        2             134.3/ P9.1/ A33.3

Miller             747+22         57+1              679+21    11            151.6/ P11/ A39.6

Nevada          187+1           16+1              158          13            311.5/ P7.1/ A0

Ouachita         225+5          37+1              182+4      6              203.6/ P4.5/ A25

Union             827+11         46-5               749+16    31            214.5/ P9.6/A28.6

Raw totals only for other South Arkansas counties below with changes since last report not shown. Consult Arkansas Department of Health website for more information:

Ashley           406                9                    389         8

Bradley          327               14                   306         7

Calhoun         31                 6                     25           0

Chicot            986               10                   959         17

Clark              289              26                   259          4

Cleveland       166              22                    133         10

Dallas            152              15                    135          2

Desha            268              17                    246          5

Drew             344               15                    323         6

Howard          450               13                   429          8

Lincoln           1,802            171                 1,616       15

Little River      332              12                    297         23

Pike               215               19                    193        3

Sevier            1,186            16                    1,154     16

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 – 2

Current active cases – 7 (4 students, 3 staff, 0 faculty)

Current total in quarantine – 38

Cumulative SAU positive cases since July 6 – 94

Total COVID-19 tests administered by SAU University Health Services since July 6 – 1,399

ARKANSAS STATEWIDE FIGURES

Total COVID-19 cases – 70,731

Current active cases – 5,572

Arkansas Department of Health county units are conducting rapid antigen testing for students, teachers and suspected COVID-19 cases. The statewide antigen testing on September 15 – 95 positive, 434 negative, 18.0 percent positive rate.

Recoveries – 64,145

Deaths – 1,010

Currently hospitalized – 387

Number on ventilators – 65

PRC tests this month – 109,664

PRC tests yesterday – 6,360

Total negative cases – 781,096

Total tests reported – 853,549. Arkansas’ current total population is about 3,030,000.

NORTH LOUISIANA REPORT

Louisiana state figures from state Department of Health and Hospitals.

Northwest Louisiana Reports by Parish

                     Positive     Known

                     Cases        Deaths

Caddo             8,001        337

Bossier            2,964        104

Webster           1,156        21

Claiborne         483           18

Bienville           444          32

Union               923          41

Lincoln             1,157       44

Ouachita          5,921       138

Total cases – 158,826

Presumed recoveries – 145,570

Deaths – 5,126

Hospitalizations – 678

Patients on ventilators -- 107

NORTHEAST TEXAS REPORT

Texas state figures from Department of State Health Services.

Northeast Texas Reports by County

                      Positive     Known

                      Cases        Deaths

Bowie             1,213        46

Cass               303          14

Marion            147           13

Harrison          846           31

Red River        158           14

Titus               1,421        28

Morris             174           3

Total cases – 674,772

Active cases – 69,457

Deaths – 14,478

Recoveries – 590,837

National figures from Johns Hopkins University:

Total cases – 6,629,880

Recoveries – 2,525,573

U.S. deaths – 196,752

Global cases – 29,763,811

Global deaths – 939,456

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