County’s active cases for COVID-19 now 45
POCAHONTAS - The number of active cases of Covid-19 in Randolph County once again increased this week, this time jumping from 25 to 45, as of Wednesday morning according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
Of the county’s 45 active cases, 31 are active confirmed and 14 active probable. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday in his daily press briefing an additional 486 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 112 probable cases. The 486 confirmed COVID-19 cases are positive PCR tests. The 112 probable cases are due to 112 positive antigen tests.
Looking at the statistics, of Arkansas’ deaths, 358 were related to nursing homes and 40 to correctional facilities. Of the death cases, 72.5 percent were age 65 and older, 15.7 percent age 55 to 64, 7.2 percent age 45 to 54, 2.9 percent age 35 to 44, 1.6 percent age 25 to 34, and 0.1 percent age 18 to 24. By race, 64.4 percent were White, 22.3 percent Black, 5.2 percent other, 4.3 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1.5 percent unknown, 1.3 percent Asian, and 0.2 percent American Indian/Alaskan.
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