Miller County OEM Releases Updated COVID Information

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It has been a little bit since we have seen any updates from the Miller County Office of Emergency Management, but the latest COVID19 numbers have risk in Texarkana Arkansas considered “very high”, and Miller County is ranked 16 out of the 75 Arkansas counties.

Media Release:

Emergency Management hasn’t posted an update on COVID lately but our office has received questions and requests so here’s a quick update on the status of Miller County.
With the new COVID variants, the risk level in Miller County is considered ‘Very High’ with a current positive rate of 14.7%. Miller County is ranked 16th among Arkansas’ 75 counties in daily new cases, infection and positivity rate. We rank next to last in the state in vaccinations with 38.4%. Total new cases stand at 7067 with 6667 recovered and 153 deaths related to COVID infection. We currently have 246 positive cases. Local primary care physicians report about 10 positive cases per clinic daily. Arkansas saw the highest reported positivity rate ever today. While vaccinations are readily available, testing facilities are inundated with test requests as some clinics and pharmacies remain understaffed. OEM will participate in a conference with the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management and the ADH on Thursday to discuss a test kit distribution plan. OEM wants to remind everyone, whether you support vaccinations or not, to please use common sense and good judgement when gathering at public venues with fifty or more people. Wear masks, use hand sanitizer and social distance. It is your choice to accept or deny the pandemic, but consider every one within close proximity. This pandemic will continue for quite a while with new variants, infections and deaths expected. More on Monoclonal Antibody Therapy soon.
(It’s the policy of Texarkana FYI to only publish posts on pandemic information that is confirmed by our local authorities.)
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