Sharp County Nursing Facility Sees Increase In Cases

According to the Arkansas Department of Health the Ash Flat Healthcare Facility has seen a spike in positive COVID-19 cases recently, enough of an increase that Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith made mention during the daily news conference of the spike in Sharp County.

According to ADH the facility has had a total of 28 patients and 9 staff members test positive for the virus. There have also been 2 confirmed deaths already within the facility.

According to the Arkansas Department Of Health, patients and staff have all been tested at the facility.

The following is a list of cases in area nursing homes as of Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Stats provided by the Arkansas Department of Health:

Craighead County
Community Compassion Center of Jonesboro, 0 residents, 5 healthcare workers
Craighead Nursing Center, 0 residents, 1 healthcare worker

Greene County
Greene Acres Nursing Home, 2 residents, 0 healthcare workers
The Greenhouse Cottages of Belle Meade, 0 residents, 2 healthcare workers

Clay County
Rector Nursing and Rehab, 2 residents, 0 healthcare workers

Cross County
Crestpark of Wynne, 1 resident, 1 healthcare worker

Crittenden County
Community Compassion Center of West Memphis, 0 residents, 1 healthcare worker
West Memphis Health and Rehab, 5 residents, 4 healthcare workers
West Memphis Residential Inc., 0 residents, 1 healthcare worker
Willow Bend Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 30 residents, 17 healthcare workers, 3 deaths

Lawrence County
Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 54 residents, 25 healthcare workers, 4 deaths

Mississippi County
Harris Health and Rehab, 17 residents, 5 healthcare workers

Randolph County
Randolph County Nursing Home, 1 resident, 0 healthcare workers, 0 deaths

Sharp County
Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehab, 28 residents, 9 healthcare workers, 2 deaths

We will continue to monitor this developing story