CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Missouri reports highest daily COVID-19 case total; Arkansas reports drop in cases
Here's a breakdown of cases in both Arkansas, Missouri and the Ozarks.
Missouri: 24,629 Total Positive Cases; 1,042 Deaths; (as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7) (Missouri does not report recoveries)
The Missouri Department of Health reported a record 773 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The state reported 14 additional deaths.
(In the Missouri Ozarks)
-Greene County: 402 (243 Recoveries/163 Active Cases)
-Barry County: 81 (11 Recoveries)
-Barton County: 30
-Benton County: 20
-Camden County: 74 (35 recoveries)
-Cedar County: 12
-Christian County: 71 (33 Active Cases)
-Dade County: 1
-Dallas County: 15 (1 Recovery)
-Dent County: 5
-Douglas County: 6
-Henry County: 20
-Howell County: 44
-Jasper County: 652
-City of Joplin: 181
-Laclede County: 57 (20 Recoveries)
-Lawrence County: 48 (29 Recoveries)
-Maries County: 6
-McDonald County: 652
-Miller County: 22
-Morgan County: 19
-Newton County: 502
-Oregon County: 8
-Ozark County: 2
-Phelps County: 48
-Polk County: 16 (6 Recoveries)
-Pulaski County: 130
-Shannon County: 22
-St. Clair County: 2
-Stone County: 19
-Taney County: 105 (25 recoveries)
-Texas County: 9
-Vernon County: 26
-Webster County: 48
-Wright County: 29 (14 recoveries)
a map of all Missouri county-by-county cases.
Arkansas: 24,512 Total Positive Cases; 301 Deaths; 18,725 Recoveries; 369 Hospitalizations (as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7)
The state of Arkansas reported a daily increase of 439 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Arkansas reported nine additional deaths. .
(In the Arkansas Ozarks)
-Baxter County: 25 (17 Recoveries)
-Benton County: 3,043 (2,426 Recoveries)
-Boone County: 30 (19 Recoveries)
-Carroll County: 195 (142 Recoveries)
-Fulton County: 15 (10 Recoveries)
-Izard County: 23 (20 Recoveries)
-Madison County: 203 (176 Recoveries)
-Marion County: 12 (4 Recoveries)
-Newton County: 7 (5 Recoveries)
-Searcy County: 12 (7 Recoveries)
-Sharp County: 58 (44 Recoveries)
-Stone County: 19 (13 Recoveries)
-Washington County: 4,137 (2,998 Recoveries)
a map of all Arkansas county-by-county cases.
Here are some resources to keep you updated on the spreads.
MISSOURI CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: The state Department of Health and Senior Services said residents and medical providers needing advice on the virus can call 877-435-8411 at any time on any day.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is updating cases and threats across the state. Click
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: The Arkansas Department of Health is updating cases and threats across the Natural State. Click
CDC: The Centers for Disease Control is Atlanta is on the frontlines of the battle to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It offers guidance for you and your business. Click
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH: Click
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: The World Health Organization just labeled the coronavirus as a pandemic. It has been tracking the virus since it first showed up in Wuhan, China on December 31. Click
KY3.COM COVERAGE: Get the latest stories, both locally and nationally.
Simple preventive actions that help prevent the spread of all types of respiratory viruses include:
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.