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  • Sara Doan, Northeast Arkansas News

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Craighead County

The first case of covid-19 in Craighead county has now been confirmed. This is according to Judge Marvin Day and Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin.

This has health care professionals and residents taking extra percautions.

“We’re going to continue those screenings at the front of everyone of our facilities and that goes for patients, visitors, team members, employees and physicians and providers," says Ty Jones, Marketing Director at NEA Baptist. "Everyone that comes inside the perimeter of that facility is getting screened. We are still continuing the visitor policy; two visitors max per patient per day and no visitors under 18.”

We are told the individual recently traveled domestic in the united states and started to show symptoms.

Across the state dozens of people have been confirmed to have the covid-19. 49 counties in arkansas have reported negative coronavirus test results.

So far, no covid-19 related deaths have occurred here in the state.

Across the united states over ten thousand people have been diagnosed with coronavirus and over two hundred and thirty thousand have been diagnosed globally.

One man says he is practicing social distancing and limiting travel.

“Trying to stay inside as best I can and not go out as best as I can help it.

I’ve kinda stocked up on groceries and made sure I have everything I need and kinda just staying to myself and quarantining to the best of my abilities.

It’s certainly alarming, but if we all do our part and stay to ourselves the next little bit it that’s all we gotta do and I think eventually it’ll be better.”


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