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Coronavirus in Arkansas: Tracking COVID-19 Where You Live

See the counties that have confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the River Valley & Northwest Arkansas.

ARKANSAS, USA — All cases are confirmed by the Arkansas Department of Health.

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Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, continue to spread around Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley after the virus arrived in the United States in February. 

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Data in this graph shows the daily percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Arkansas since March 12, 2020. Each bar represents a positive test rate for that day. The dotted line shows a continually moving two week average of the daily positive testing rate in Arkansas. All data is confirmed through the Arkansas Department of Health.

Credit: KFSM
Credit: KFSM
Credit: KFSM

Where is the coronavirus where you live? 

The following map shows a list of coronavirus cases by county in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, as confirmed by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates.

Click here to find out where you can get tested.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, coronavirus patients have reported a mild to severe respiratory illness, with symptoms of cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

Those symptoms can appear within two days, or as long as 14 days after exposure, according to the CDC.

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Steps to prevent contracting coronavirus

The CDC recommends these everyday lifestyle tips for avoiding the spread of any type of respiratory virus:

• 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. 

If you are sick, the CDC says to take these steps to avoid spreading a respiratory illness:

• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

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