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The Arkansas Department of Health reported a cumulative total of 796 COVID-19 cases in Union County Sunday, including 791 confirmed cases, up 11 from Saturday, and five probable positive cases. Confirmed cases represent positive PCR COVID-19 test results, while probable positives represent positive antigen COVID-19 tests, per guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control.

Three new recoveries were reported in Union County Sunday; all were in local residents with confirmed cases of the virus. In all, 709 local residents are considered recovered from the virus, including 708 who had confirmed cases and one who had a probable case.

Active cases grew to 60 total, representing 7.5% of all the cases identified in the county. Confirmed active cases were at 56 Sunday, up three from Saturday and representing 7% of the county’s cases, and probable active cases were at four, no change from Saturday and representing .5% of the county’s cases.

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

The ADH reported five new negative PCR test results Sunday, indicating a one-day local positivity rate of 68.8% based on the number of new confirmed cases and PCR test results reported. In all, 8,379 PCR COVID-19 tests have returned from Union County, including 7,588 negatives, indicating an overall local positivity rate of 9.4% among those who have been PCR tested for the virus.

According to the ADH, 39 total antigen tests results have returned from Union County, including nine positives, indicating a positivity rate of 23.1% among those who have been antigen tested for the virus. Altogether, 8,418 COVID-19 test results, both PCR and antigen, have returned from Union County for an overall positivity rate among all those tested for the virus of 9.5%

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas grew by 508 to reach 69,050 Sunday. There was one new probable positive case also reported; altogether, 1,169 probable cases have been reported in Arkansas. Between confirmed and probable cases, 70,219 COVID-19 cases have been identified in Arkansas.

Of the 70,219 total cases in the state, 63,063 are considered recovered. There were 6,171 active cases in the state Sunday, comprised of 5,827 confirmed cases and 344 probable positive cases. Active cases represented 8.8% of all the cases in the state Sunday.

Seventeen Arkansans’ COVID-related deaths were reported Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll to 981, indicating a state COVID mortality rate of 1.4%. There were 318 Arkansans hospitalized due to the virus Sunday, including 160 in intensive care units and 65 on ventilator support.

In the Southwest portion of the state, which includes Union County, 24 people were hospitalized due to the virus, including 13 in intensive care units and seven on ventilator support.

The ADH reported 829,087 total COVID-19 test results reported Sunday, including 758,511 negatives, indicating an overall positivity rate for the state of 8.5%.

At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Johns Hopkins University reported 6,512,451 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Of those, 2,434,658 were considered recovered, leaving 3,888,817 cases — 59.6% — active nationwide. There had been 193,976 deaths attributable to the virus in the U.S. by Sunday afternoon, indicating a national COVID mortality rate of 2.9%.

Johns Hopkins reported 28,847,777 COVID-19 cases worldwide Sunday afternoon. Of those, 19,503,656 were considered recovered, leaving 8,422,557 cases — 29.2% — active around the world. There had been 921,564 deaths attributable to the virus by Sunday afternoon, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 3.2%.

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