by: Scott McCaulley
As more parts of the economy open plus with more traveling and testing going on, the number of confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the region is on the rise.
Northwest Arkansas has seen a surge over the last couple of weeks which is affecting some counties in the Lakes Region as both Carroll and Madison Counties have seen a surge. Carroll County has 25 confirmed cases with 17 currently active and last week, the third death overall in the Lakes Region due to COVID-19 was reported in Carroll County. The other two deaths both occurred in Taney County.
Madison County currently has the most active cases in the Lakes Region with 20 of the 23 reported cases in the county still active.
Other Northern Arkansas Counties have seen more cases report as Boone County currently has two of six confirmed cases still active and Searcy County with one more confirmed case, seven total. Marion County has one active case with one recovered and Newton County has not had any more active cases reported since the initial three cases have all recovered.
In the Missouri Lakes Region, Stone County Monday reported its fifth case of COVID-19 on Monday. According to a release on the Stone County Health Department’s Facebook Page, the individual has been notified and quarantined. All contacts have been notified as well and it was released that the individual had made a trip recently to Berryville and the Carroll County Health Officials have been notified.
Taney County remains at 13 cases of COVID-19 with two currently active while Ozark County still does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, though neighboring county Douglas has reported its first two cases over the last week.