County records 20th COVID-19 death

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

By Scott Loftis

CarrollCountyNews@cox-internet.com

Twenty Carroll County residents have now died from COVID-19, the Arkansas Department of Health website said Monday morning — an increase of one over the past week.

The health department has reported eight Carroll County deaths over the past three weeks.

Nine residents at Autumn Hill Therapy and Living Center in Berryville have died from the virus, the ADH reported on Friday, Nov. 6. That number was unchanged from the ADH’s previous report on nursing home cases released three days earlier.

As of Monday morning, the health department reported a cumulative total of 1,041 confirmed cases and 53 probable cases of COVID-19 in the county. That represents an increase of 36 confirmed cases and nine probable cases in the past week. The health department said there were 62 active confirmed cases and nine active probable cases in the county as of Monday morning — a decrease of 12 active confirmed cases with an increase of three active probable cases over the past week.

Confirmed cases are identified through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing while probable cases are based on less sensitive antigen testing.

Statewide, Arkansas saw its three highest single-day increases in new cases on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 1,548 new cases on Thursday, 1,870 on Friday and 1,598 on Saturday.

There were 1,038 new cases statewide on Sunday and hospitalizations reached a record-high of 741. The state also topped 12,000 active cases for the first time on Saturday. As of Monday morning, the health department reported 12,480 active cases in the state.

A total of 2,085 deaths — 1,907 confirmed and 178 probable — have been attributed to the virus in Arkansas.

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