Active COVOD-19 cases by county have seen a significant increase in the month of August. In comparison mid July to now, Lawrence County has seen it’s active cases triple. With school beginning this week and the majority of people not masking to help slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID the upcoming weeks will tell the tale on if cases will continue to rise.
In a public health report put forward by UAMS last month “July” , in the June report it was stated : “COVID-19 is not over in Arkansas. It is, at best, smoldering.” Well, COVID is no longer smoldering. It has broken out into a raging forest fire that will grow in size and strength. We cannot stand still. We must act to reduce the consequences of this new surge to the extent possible”.

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. These vaccines have been rigorously tested — and are proven to be safe and effective. To find a vaccine clinic near you, visit
All Arkansans age 12 or older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Current Active COVID Cases by County for Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Baxter- 340



Fulton- 61







Sharp- 177

To protect yourself and others, the ADH recommends:

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Practice physical distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek testing. Testing is available in many locations, including ADH Local Health Units.
  • It is recommended to wear a face-covering in all indoor public settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, whether you are vaccinated or not vaccinated. All areas of Arkansas currently have substantial or high transmission. Click here to read the recommendations.