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COVID-19 infection information for 20 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. Saturday.

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

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.

(+) or (-) equals change since last report for Columbia and six nearest surrounding Arkansas counties.

These figures reflect changes since our last report at 6 p.m. Thursday.

                       Positive     Active     Recovered     Known        Negative

                       Cases        Cases       Victims          Deaths         Tests

Columbia         186+2        28-1        152+3           6                2,295+9

Hempstead      207+7        46-4        159+11         2                2,652+28

Lafayette         49+1          7             40+1            2                525+6

Miller               457+6        69+1       385+5          4                3,872+107

Nevada            129            7             113              9                1,510+8

Ouachita           76+1        17-3         58+4            1                2,748+28

Union               430+2       76-2         338+4          16             4,057+19

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             238            80            154               4               2,490

Bradley           142            33            106                3               1,766

Calhoun          13              4              9                   0               494

Chicot             522            250          266                6               2,552

Clark              152            29             123                0               2,544

Cleveland        67             16             49                 2                1,177

Dallas             56             18             38                 0                 773

Desha             144           25              117               2                1,596

Drew              155            34             119                2                2,678

Howard           294            73             219                2               2,363

Lincoln            1,168         42             1,115            11               2,507

Little River       152            76             75                1                 1,182

Sevier              933           37              886              10               4,401

Arkansas Statewide Figures with + or – changes from last report.

Total COVID-19 cases – 43,173

Current active cases – 6,679

Recoveries – 36,034

Deaths – 458

Currently hospitalized – 499

Number on ventilators – 104

Total negative cases – 471,408

Total tests reported – 514,581. Arkansas’ current total population is about 3,030,000.

Louisiana state figures from state Department of Health and Hospitals.

Louisiana did not update its figures on Saturday. Friday figures are below.

Northwest Louisiana Reports by Parish

                        Positive     Known

                        Cases         Deaths

Caddo                6,144        277

Bossier              2,054         67

Webster             811           13

Claiborne           216            11

Bienville             348           30

Union                 596           32

Lincoln               695           23

Ouachita            4,372         105

Total cases – 116,280

Presumed recoveries – 74,246

Deaths – 3,835

Hospitalizations – 1,546

Number on ventilators – 222

Texas state figures from Department of State Health Services.

SHS posted a notice on Friday to tell the public that new figures will not be posted on Saturday due to a computer system upgrade. Friday figures are below.

Northeast Texas Reports by County

                        Positive     Known

                        Cases         Deaths

Bowie                693           28

Cass                 149            6

Marion               123           7

Harrison             609           22

Red River           134           11

Titus                  1,156        14

Morris                 91            1

Total cases – 420,946

Active cases – 141,186

Deaths – 6,569

Recoveries – 273,191

National figures from Johns Hopkins University:

Total cases – 4,556,232

Recoveries – 1,438,160

U.S. deaths – 153,268

Global cases – 17,1497,354

Global deaths – 677,279

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