Union County added no new COVID-19 cases to its cumulative total Monday for the first time since June 10. The cumulative total of cases in Union County on Sunday was 1,261, which included 1,110 confirmed cases and 151 probable cases.
Probable cases are determined by antigen tests, which, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control, are less sensitive than the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests that determine confirmed cases.
The number of Union County residents considered recovered increased by four to reach 1,140 Monday. Active cases dropped by four to reach 68 Monday, representing 5.4% of all the cases identified in Union County. The active cases in the county Monday included 55 confirmed cases and 13 probable cases.
No new local deaths attributable to the virus were reported Monday. Fifty-three Union County residents have died as a result of the virus. Hospitalizations in the Southwest Public Health Region, where Union County is located, increased by one to reach 122 Monday, including 42 in intensive care units and 19 on ventilator support.
The ADH reported 16 new negative test results returned from Union County Monday; the one-day positivity rate was 0% since there were no new cases reported locally. In all, 13,951 COVID-19 test results have returned from Union County, including 12,690 negatives, indicating an overall local positivity rate of 9%.
Arkansas saw its cumulative number of COVID-19 cases grow by 945 Monday to reach 122,811 Monday. The cases in the state included 111,761 confirmed cases, up 829 from Sunday, and 11,050 probable cases, up 116 from Sunday.
There were 108,201 Arkansans considered recovered from the virus Monday, up 914 from Sunday. Active cases in the state again reached a new high, growing by eight to each 12,488 on Monday; they represented 10.2% of all the cases in Arkansas. The active cases in the state Monday included 9,957 confirmed cases and 2,531 probable cases.
The deaths of 23 Arkansans that resulted from COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,108, indicating a state COVID mortality rate of 1.7%. Hospitalizations reached a new high statewide, with 786 people in hospitals across the state, including 289 in ICUs and 116 on ventilator support.
Governor Asa Hutchinson Tweeted a reminder that so many hospitalizations can affect all Arkansans, not just those with COVID-19.
“We continue to see a high level of hospitalizations across the state. This increase can affect everyone, even those who have not contracted COVID-19. We all have a responsibility to our friends, family and neighbors to do our part as we fight this virus,” Hutchinson Tweeted.
The ADH reported 10,079 new negative test results returned statewide Monday, indicating a one-day positivity rate for the state of 9.4%. Since the state began testing for COVID-19, 1,514,385 results have returned, including 1,389,844 negatives, indicating an overall positivity rate for the state of 8%.
At 4:15 p.m. Monday, Johns Hopkins University reported 10,044,002 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Of those, 3,881,558 people were considered recovered, leaving 5,924,584 cases — 59.9% — active nationwide. There had been 237,860 deaths attributable to the virus in the U.S. by Monday afternoon, indicating a national COVID mortality rate of 2.4%.
Johns Hopkins reported 50,768,019 COVID-19 cases worldwide Monday afternoon. Of those, 33,140,472 people were considered recovered, leaving 16,366,557 cases — 32.2% — active around the world. There had been 1,260,990 deaths attributable to the virus, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 2.5%.