Lawrence County continues to see new cases of the coronavirus each week according to information released by the Arkanssas Department of Health.

Over the past week, the county had 50 new cases reported, bringing the cumulative total to 321, up from 271 last Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, there were 48 active cases being reported in Lawrence County, up from 29 the previous week. Recoveries have increased 37 from 231 to 268.

No new deaths have been reported, with the count remaining at 11.

Walnut Ridge games canceled

Walnut Ridge School was added to the districts that have announced confirmed cases of the virus.

The Lawrence County School District reported on its Facebook that Walnut Ridge High School had confirmed cases, and that district administrators and school health officials were following the guidelines of contact tracing as set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health.

“The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance and we will continue to work closely with the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to monitor the situation,” the Facebook post stated.

Due to the positive cases, the senior high football game set for this past Friday against East Poinsett County was canceled, as were the Lady Bobcats’ volleyball matches against Newport that were supposed to be played on Thursday.

The Lady Cats were back in action Monday night, but the football team was already scheduled for an off week this coming Friday, so the next game will be Sept. 25, which is homecoming.

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