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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 MARCH 31, 6:30 P.M. CDT

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564 confirmed cases in Arkansas

8 deaths

41 recoveries

6,869 negative tests

* 7 cases with missing county information.

Of all the confirmed cases, 17 are children, 348 are adults 18-64 and 158 are 65 or older.

79 of the cases are health care workers.

64 patients are hospitalized, including 23 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.

Cumulative 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 Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Central Arkansas
3/28 Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Central Arkansas
3/29 Undisclosed Undisclosed Older than 65 Undisclosed
3/30 Alice Jett Female 83 Pulaski county
3/31 Undisclosed Undisclosed Older than 65 Undisclosed

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 screening locations in Arkansas

Hospital Address Phone number
UAMS Medical Center 4301 W. Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 686-8000
Baptist Health Medical Center 9601 Baptist Health Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 202-2000
Conway Regional Medical Center 2302 College Ave, Conway, AR 72034 (501) 329-3831
Jefferson Regional Medical Center 1600 West 40th Ave, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 541-7100
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center 620 N Main St, Harrison, AR 72601 (870) 414-4000
St. Bernards Medical Center 225 East Washington Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401 (870) 207-7300
Washington Regional Medical Center 3215 N Northhills Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 463-1000
Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs 1800 Bypass Rd, Heber Springs, AR 72543 (501) 887-3000
Baptist Health Family Clinic-Caddo Valley 10 Montgomery Dr, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 (870) 245-2198
Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway 1555 Exchange Ave, Conway, AR 72032 (501) 585-2000
Baptist Health-Hot Spring County 1001 Schneider Dr, Malvern, AR 72104 (501) 332-1000
Eureka Springs Family Clinic 146 Passion Play Road, Suite A, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 253-9746

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

163,807 confirmed cases    3,008 deaths    5,846 recoveries

Cumulative covid-19 cases in the United States by state

State Confirmed cases Deaths Negative tests
New York 66497 1218 119971
New Jersey 16636 198 25224
Michigan 6498 184 11893
California 6447 135 21488
Massachusetts 5752 56 37041
Florida 5473 63 48225
Illinois 5057 73 25389
Washington 4896 195 60566
Pennsylvania 4087 49 33777
Louisiana 4025 185 30008
Texas 2877 34 33003
Georgia 2809 87 9915
Colorado 2627 51 12737
Connecticut 2571 36 12029
Ohio 1933 39 25342
Tennessee 1834 13 21470
Indiana 1786 35 9872
Maryland 1413 15 13316
North Carolina 1307 6 19557
Wisconsin 1221 14 15856
Arizona 1157 20 15602
Missouri 1031 13 13204
Virginia 1020 25 11018
Nevada 1008 15 10207
South Carolina 925 18 4160
Alabama 859 6 5694
Mississippi 847 16 2989
Utah 806 4 15197
Oregon 606 16 12277
Minnesota 576 10 18246
Oklahoma 481 17 1207
Arkansas 473 7 5262
Kentucky 439 9 5579
Iowa 424 6 6162
Rhode Island 408 4 3187
District of Columbia 401 9 2682
Kansas 368 8 4554
New Hampshire 314 3 5386
Idaho 310 6 4396
Maine 275 3 3394
Delaware 264 6 2216
Vermont 256 12 3674
New Mexico 237 2 10942
Hawaii 175 0 7825
Montana 171 4 3961
Nebraska 145 2 2584
West Virginia 126 1 2984
Alaska 114 3 3540
North Dakota 109 2 3728
South Dakota 101 1 3478
Wyoming 94 0 1840

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

784,716 confirmed cases    37,639 deaths    165,370 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