The number of COVID-19 cases in Lawrence County continued a downward trend this past week, with only 37 new cases reported among residents of the county by the Arkansas Department of Health.

As of Tuesday, the ADH reported a total cumulative case count of 1,957, up from the 1,920 total cases reported the previous week.

The recovered case count increased by 40, going from 1,814 a week ago to 1,854 on Tuesday.

Since the number of recoveries was greater than the number of new cases, the active case count declined again, dropping from 65 last week, to 62 as of Tuesday.

This represents more than a month of continued decline in active cases among Lawrence County residents.

The number of COVID-related deaths reported for Lawrence County residents remained unchanged this week at 41.

Lawrence County schools off listing

With the decline in cases, no Lawrence County school districts are listed on the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement’s high community infection rates list.

The list identifies districts with 50 or more new infections per 10,000 residents over a 14-day period. All the schools in the county have been on the list previously when infection rates in their communities were higher.

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