Lawrence County’s active cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in the past week, and an additional death has been added according to information reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The total number of active cases as of Tuesday morning was 29, up from 15 a week prior. One additional death, brings that total to 11 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The county has seen an increase of 22 new cases during the past week, and has had seven additional cases listed as recovered increasing from 224 last week to 231 this week.

Hoxie School District reports case

The Hoxie School District announced via Facebook that it received notification over the weekend of a positive Covid-19 case in the high school. “This individual is following the guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Health regarding isolation,” the Facebook post stated. “Working with the Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine per ADH guidelines.”

District personnel were taking every precaution, including completing extra sanitation procedures over the weekend.

“The Hoxie School District will continue to communicate with and follow the guidelines provided by ADH and DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education),” the post concluded.

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