Lawrence County has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week according to information reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

On Tuesday, the ADH reported a cumulative case total to 604, up 109 from the 495 reported the previous week.

The active case count for Lawrence County has also increased with the new cases being added. As of Tuesday, the county had 125 active cases, an increase of 53 from the previous weeks active case total of 72.

A total of 56 were reported as having recovered during the past week, increasing that total from 410 to 466.

There was no change in the number of deaths reported for Lawrence County, leaving that cumulative number at 13.

Health units offer extended hours

Local health units are offering extended hours on Tuesdays to provide additional access to flu shots, COVID-19 testing and other services.

Health units across the state will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The units will operate under normal hours of business on other weekdays.

Flu vaccinations are offered on a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary. Appointments should be made for COVID-19 tests by calling ahead to the unit.

Other clinical services available at health units include: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), family health, sexually transmitted infection screening and services and immunization appointments.

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