The Arkansas Department of Health reported one new COVID-19 case in Union County Monday, bringing the cumulative number of cases identified locally to 1,010. The cases in the county Monday included 936 confirmed cases, up one from Sunday, and 74 probable cases, no change from Sunday.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests that determine confirmed cases are more sensitive than the antigen tests that determine probable cases.
No new local deaths attributable to COVID-19 were reported Monday. Forty-seven Union County residents have died as a result of the virus. In the Southwest Public Health Region of Arkansas, where Union County is located, 112 people were hospitalized due to the virus Monday, including 48 in intensive care units and 18 on ventilator support.
Seven new recoveries were reported in Union County Monday, making 918 local residents considered recovered from the virus. Active cases in the county decreased by six to reach 45 Monday, representing 4.5% of all the cases identified locally. The active cases in Union County Monday included 28 confirmed cases and 17 probable cases.
A nursing home report produced by the ADH Monday listed nine active COVID cases, six in residents and three in workers, at Advanced Health and Rehab of Union County, along with three recovered residents and 11 recovered workers; 11 active worker cases at Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center, along with 23 workers and 30 residents who recovered from the virus during a previous outbreak at the facility; and 16 active cases, 14 in residents and two in workers, at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home, along with 38 recovered residents and 32 recovered workers.
The report also shows that one resident at Advanced Health and Rehab has died as a result of the virus; seven residents died during Courtyard’s previous outbreak; and 14 residents have died as a result of the virus at Hudson.
The ADH reported 60 new negative test results returned from Union County Monday, indicating a one-day local positivity rate of 1.6% based on the number of new cases and results reported. In all, 11,303 COVID-19 test results have returned from Union County, including 10,293 negatives, indicating an overall local positivity rate of 8.9%.
In Arkansas, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases grew by 654 to reach 93,487 Monday. The state’s cases included 88,870 confirmed cases, up 568 from Sunday, and 4,617 probable cases, up 86 from Sunday.
The ADH also reported the deaths of 17 Arkansans that resulted from COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,586, indicating a state COVID mortality rate of 1.7%. There were 608 Arkansans hospitalized due to the virus Monday, including 256 in ICUs and 103 on ventilator support.
There were 84,055 Arkansans considered recovered from the virus Monday, up 601 from Sunday. Active cases in the state grew to 7,839, up 38 from Sunday and representing 8.4% of all the cases in the state. The active cases in Arkansas Monday included 6,929 confirmed cases and 910 probable cases.
Since the state began testing for COVID-19, 1,183,427 results have returned to the ADH, including 1,089,476 negatives, indicating an overall positivity rate for the state of 8%.
At 5 p.m. Monday, Johns Hopkins University reported 7,796,625 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Of those, 3,075,077 people were considered recovered, leaving 4,506,520 cases — 57.8% — active nationwide. There had been 215,028 deaths attributable to the virus in the U.S. by Monday afternoon, indicating a national COVID mortality rate of 2.8%.
Johns Hopkins reported 37,694,366 COVID-19 cases worldwide Monday afternoon. Of those, 26,130,898 people were considered recovered, leaving 10,484,594 cases — 27.8% — active around the world. There had been 1,078,874 deaths attributable to the virus by Monday afternoon, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 2.9%.