JONESBORO — Three school districts in Criaghead County had five or more active cases of coronavirus among students and faculty, according to a report released Thursday night by the Arkansas Department of Health.
There were 401 cases statewide among students and staff, but the health department only identifies schools with five or more.
Jonesboro had 14 cases, one less than the Little Rock district. Springdale, with 29, topped the list.
Since June 15, the state has found a total of 67 confirmed or probable cases among Jonesboro district students and 11 among faculty and staff members.
Six active cases were reported in Nettleton School District as of Thursday, bringing the cumulative total to 29.
Brookland had five active cases for a total of 16 infectins since June.
Both districts in neighboring Jackson County were on the state’s list. The Jackson County (Tuckerman) School District had nine active cases, bringing the cumulative total to 13. Of those five were among faculty and staff and eight were students.
The Newport Special School District had five, bringing the cumulative total to seven.
The Wynne district also had nine active cases, bringing the cumulative total to 35, including 26 students.
Greene County Tech had eight active cass. Since June, the district has had 22 cases, including 12 students.
Other Northeast Arkansas school districts with five or active cases were Manila and Piggott with seven each; Lawrence County (Walnut Ridge), six, and Pocahontas, five.
The ADH report listed 20 active cases among faculty and staff on the Jonesboro campus of Arkansas State University-Newport, which brings the total infections since June to 85.
As for ASU’s flagship campus in Jonesboro, the ADH report showed 20 active cases. However, that report lags behind information posted on the university’s website.
As of Friday afternoon, the university reported 120 active cases, including 61 students living on campus, 51 living off campus and eight employees.
The Fayetteville campus of the university of Arkansas had 460 active cases, the health department said.