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Tracking Coronavirus

The latest information on covid-19 cases in Arkansas, the U.S. and the world

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

UPDATED APRIL 3, 11:00 P.M. CDT

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738 confirmed cases in Arkansas

12 deaths

75 recoveries

9,053 negative tests

* 13 cases with missing county information.

Of all the confirmed cases, 20 are children, 487 are adults 18-64 and 197 are 65 or older.

96 of the cases are health care workers.

71 patients are hospitalized, including 26 on ventilators.

Arkansas’ first presumptive case of covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, was detected in Pine Bluff on Wednesday, March 11. The patient had an out-of-state travel history.

Also on March 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Arkansas will receive $6,205,347 to support coronavirus preparedness and response, according to the agency’s website.

Symptoms of covid-19, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, have been mild for most people but severe or even deadly for some. The elderly and people with underlying health conditions considered most at risk.

Covid-19 cases in Arkansas by day

Covid-19 deaths in Arkansas

Name Gender Age Location
3/24 Brian Dill Sr. Male 59 Pulaski County
Bill Barton Male 91 Cleburne County
3/25 Terry Henderson Male 73 Cleburne County
3/27 Franklin Ross Male 80 Conway County
3/28 Tanisha Cotton Female 42 Pulaski County
3/29 Samuel Stone Male 75 Van Buren County
3/30 Alice Jett Female 83 Pulaski County
3/30 Undisclosed Female 73 Cleburne County
3/31 Undisclosed Male 63 Pulaski County
Undisclosed Undisclosed Older than 65 Undisclosed
4/1 Undisclosed Female 94 Pulaski County
4/2 Undisclosed Male 25 Saline County

People who think they may have covid-19 should call their health care providers as their first step, according to the state Department of Health.

A health care provider will decide if a test is appropriate based on the symptoms and possible exposure to the coronavirus.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is also offering free online screenings and over the phone at (800) 632-4502.

For children, Arkansas Children's Hospital is offering drive-thru screenings and phone screenings at (800) 743-3616.

Coronavirus testing and screening locations in Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation creating a $173 million rainy-day fund to respond to the coronavirus outbreak on March 28.

On March 30, Hutchinson announced that legislative leaders approved his administration's request to tap $45 million from the fund created by the General Assembly.

Larry Walther, secretary of the state Department of Finance and Administration, said $30 million of the request will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for the state’s hospitals, first responders, community health clinics and others whose work is critical to the response to the ongoing crisis.

An additional $13.5 million will be used to purchase more ventilators and associated parts and equipment as well as any shipping or freight charges required to equip the state’s hospitals with this life-saving equipment.

Cumulative covid-19 cases in the United States by county

277,953 confirmed cases    7,152 deaths    9,823 recoveries

Cumulative covid-19 cases in the United States by state

State Confirmed cases Deaths Negative tests
New York 102863 2935 168139
New Jersey 29895 646 37608
Michigan 12744 479 11893
California 10701 237 24599
Massachusetts 10402 192 52560
Louisiana 10297 370 43348
Florida 10268 170 84144
Illinois 8904 210 39144
Pennsylvania 8420 102 53695
Washington 6966 284 75633
Georgia 5967 198 19434
Texas 5330 90 50434
Connecticut 4915 132 15101
Colorado 4173 111 17898
Indiana 3437 102 14398
Ohio 3312 91 35063
Tennessee 3067 37 34772
Maryland 2758 42 20932
Missouri 2113 19 24727
North Carolina 2093 19 29505
Virginia 2012 46 16993
Wisconsin 1912 37 22377
Arizona 1769 41 22904
South Carolina 1700 34 14459
Alabama 1535 38 8187
Nevada 1514 43 13018
Mississippi 1358 29 4753
Utah 1246 7 23002
Idaho 1013 10 7857
Oklahoma 988 38 1315
Oregon 899 22 16535
Kentucky 831 37 14741
Minnesota 789 22 23438
District of Columbia 757 15 4827
Arkansas 738 12 9053
Rhode Island 711 14 4412
Iowa 699 11 8754
Kansas 620 17 6454
New Hampshire 540 7 6965
New Mexico 495 10 15137
Delaware 450 14 4995
Maine 432 9 6088
Vermont 389 17 4839
Hawaii 319 3 11959
Nebraska 285 6 4579
Montana 262 5 5795
West Virginia 237 2 6130
South Dakota 187 2 4593
North Dakota 173 3 5625
Wyoming 166 0 2774
Alaska 157 3 5859

The outbreak in the United States first emerged in Washington state after a resident tested positive on January 20.

The first coronavirus-related death also occurred in Washington on February 29.

Cases have been discovered in all 50 states after West Virginia reported its first on March 17.

Thousands of new cases are now being detected across the country each day.

Cumulative covid-19 cases worldwide

1,099,389 confirmed cases    58,901 deaths    226,603 recoveries
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The ongoing global pandemic can be traced back to November 2019 in Hubei, China.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised against all non-essential travel throughout most of Europe and Asia.

Currently, all international travelers arriving into the U.S. are advised to stay home for 14 days, monitor their health and practice social distancing.

About this page

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette updates this page daily using data from the Arkansas Department of Health, Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering and The COVID Tracking Project.

Arkansas map is updated as data come in from state health department. Other graphics are updated 9:00 p.m. CDT each day.

Data compiled here only track number of confirmed cases. More cases most likely exist among individuals who have not been tested.

Please contact Yutao Chen if you see information that you believe is out-of-date or incorrect.

Data visualization by Yutao Chen and Emily Walkenhorst

Lead photo by Stephen Swofford

Design and development by Yutao Chen