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story.lead_photo.caption Gov. Asa Hutchinson listens Thursday Sept. 3 in Little Rock as Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the state Capitol. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Staton Breidenthal)

An Arkansas Department of Health spokesperson said there were 731 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Union County Monday, representing an increase of six cases from Sunday.

The number of recoveries in Union County increased significantly Monday, up 21 from Sunday to 670. Active cases dropped down to 39, representing 5.3% of the cumulative case total.

No new local deaths attributable to COVID-19 were reported Monday. Twenty-two Union County residents have died as a result of the virus.

No Union County school districts were included in a school report detailing COVID cases identified in students and faculty in Arkansas produced by the ADH Monday. An updated nursing home report and local testing data were not available at press time Monday.

Arkansas’ number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by 350 Monday to reach 65,727. Of those, 58,757 were considered recovered, leaving 6,062 cases — 9.2% of the cumulative total — active statewide.

The deaths of 14 Arkansans that were attributable to COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the state’s death toll to 908, indicating a state COVID mortality rate of 1.4%. Ten more Arkansans were hospitalized due to the virus Monday than were Sunday, 399 in all, and four fewer Arkansans were on ventilator support Monday, 74 in all.

The ADH reported 6,057 new test results Monday, indicating a one-day positivity rate for the state of 5% based on the number of new cases and results reported. So far in September, 43,867 COVID-19 test results have returned to the ADH.

At 5 p.m. Monday, Johns Hopkins University reported 6,298,235 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Of those, 2,315,995 were considered recovered, leaving 3,793,100 cases — 60.2% — active nationwide. There had been 189,140 deaths attributable to the virus in the U.S. by Monday afternoon, indicating a national COVID mortality rate of 3%.

Johns Hopkins reported 27,219,847 COVID-19 cases worldwide Monday afternoon. Of those, 18,169,332 were considered recovered, leaving 8,160,255 cases — 30% — active around the world. There had been 890,260 deaths attributable to the virus by Monday afternoon, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 3.3%.

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