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The Arkansas Department of Health reported 801 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Union County Monday, with 795 being confirmed cases, up four from Sunday, and six being probable cases, up one from Sunday.

Confirmed cases are determined by positive PCR COVID-19 test results, while probable cases are determined by positive antigen, or quick-result, COVID-19 test results, per United States Centers for Disease Control guidance.

Local recoveries increased by eight to 717. All the new recoveries were in Union County residents with confirmed cases, of which 716 are considered recovered. One person with a probable case of the virus is also considered recovered.

There were two fewer active cases in the county Monday than there were Sunday, 58 in all. Five probable cases were active Monday, representing 83.3% of all probable cases; and 53 confirmed cases were active Monday, representing 6.7% of all confirmed cases. The total number of active cases represented 7.2% of the cumulative case total in the county Monday.

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

No new negative antigen test results were reported to have returned from Union County Monday, indicating a one-day positivity rate of 100% among those antigen tested for the virus based on the new case reported. In all, 40 antigen test results have returned from Union County, including 10 positives, indicating an overall positivity rate among those antigen tested for the virus of 25%.

The ADH reported 25 new negative PCR COVID test results returned from Union County Monday, indicating a one-day local positivity rate among those PCR tested for the virus of 13.8% based on the number of new confirmed cases and PCR results reported. In all, 8,408 PCR results have returned from Union County, including 7,613 negatives, indicating an overall local positivity rate among those PCR tested for the virus of 9.4%.

In all, 8,448 COVID-19 test results, both PCR and antigen, have returned for Union County, indicating an overall local positivity rate of 9.5%. On Monday, five positive test results returned along with 25 negative tests results, indicating an overall one-day local positivity rate of 16.7% based on the number of new cases and results reported.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas grew by 399 to reach 69,449 Monday. Nine new probable cases were also reported across the state Monday, bringing the total number of probable cases to 1,178. In all, 70,627 COVID-19 cases have been identified in Arkansas.

Of all the cumulative COVID cases in Arkansas, 63,601 were considered recovered on Monday. There were 6,030 active cases, representing 8.5% of all the cases identified in the state. There were 5,719 confirmed active cases, representing 8.2% of the state’s confirmed cases; and 311 active probable cases, representing 26% of all the probable cases identified in the state.

Eleven Arkansans’ COVID-related deaths were reported Monday, bringing the state’s death toll to 992, indicating a state COVID mortality rate of 1.4%. There were 373 Arkansans hospitalized due to the virus Monday, including 175 in intensive care units in the state and 74 on ventilator support.

According to the ADH, in the Southwest portion of the state, which includes Union County, there were 76 people hospitalized due to the virus Monday, including 35 in intensive care units and 17 on ventilator support.

The ADH reported 835,335 total COVID-19 test results reported to the department Monday, including 764,352 negatives, indicating an overall positivity rate for the state of 8.5%. The positivity rate for PCR tests, of which 69,449 have been positive and 757,640 have been negative, was 8.4% Monday; and the positivity rate for antigen tests, of which 1,534 have been positive and 6,712 have been negative, was 18.6%.

At 4:45 p.m., Johns Hopkins University reported 6,545,948 COVID-19 cases in the United States. Of those, 2,450,184 were considered recovered Monday, leaving 3,901,397 cases — 59.6% — active nationwide. There had been 194,367 deaths attributable to the virus in the U.S. by Monday afternoon, indicating a national COVID mortality rate of 3%.

Johns Hopkins reported 29,136,553 COVID-19 cases worldwide Monday afternoon. Of those, 19,678,810 were considered recovered, leaving 8,531,923 cases — 29.3% — active around the world. There had been 925,820 deaths attributable to the virus by Monday afternoon, indicating a global COVID mortality rate of 3.2%.

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