SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cases of COVID-19 in both Missouri and Arkansas rose again by several cases. Here's a breakdown of cases in both states and the Ozarks.
Missouri: 2,113 Positive Cases; 19 Deaths (as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 3)
The Missouri Department of Health reports 2,113 of the coronavirus cases. That is a jump of almost 300 cases from Thursday. Most of the cases are focused in the Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City areas. However, we are seeing cases increase in Greene, Camden and Taney County.
(In the Missouri Ozarks)
-Greene County: 63 (12 cases recovered)
-Barry County: 1
-Benton County: 1
-Camden County: 21
-Christian County: 14
-Henry County: 1
-Howell County: 1
-Jasper County: 8
-Maries County: 2
-McDonald County: 2
-Newton County: 6
-Pulaski County: 8
-Stone County: 2
-Taney County: 5
-Texas County: 1
-Webster County: 2
-Wright County: 6
Click HERE a map of all Missouri county -by-county cases.
Arkansas: 704 Positive Cases; 12 Deaths; 60 Recoveries (1:35 p.m. Friday, April 3)
Governor Hutchinson says every county has done testing. He noted Friday only 7.3% of those tested had a positive result. He again asked Arkansans to practice social distancing. The governor believes it is working to keep numbers lower. The Little Rock area remains the highest concentration of cases. However, the state reports a recent spike in cases in northwest Arkansas.
(In the Arkansas Ozarks)
-Baxter County: 1
-Benton County: 42
-Boone County: 2
-Carroll County: 1
-Newton County: 1
-Searcy County: 1
-Stone County: 5
-Washington County: 24
Click HERE a map of all Arkansas county-by-county cases.
Here are some resources to keep you updated on the spreads.
MISSOURI CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: The state Department of Health and Senior Services said residents and medical providers needing advice on the virus can call 877-435-8411 at any time on any day.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is updating cases and threats across the state. Click HERE.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: The Arkansas Department of Health is updating cases and threats across the Natural State. Click HERE.
CDC: The Centers for Disease Control is Atlanta is on the frontlines of the battle to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It offers guidance for you and your business. Click HERE.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH: Dr. Tony Fauci is the director. He is the most respected on the virus as well as other issues. Click HERE.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: The World Health Organization just labeled the coronavirus as a pandemic. It has been tracking the virus since it first showed up in Wuhan, China on December 31. Click HERE.
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Simple preventive actions that help prevent the spread of all types of respiratory viruses include:
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.