Washington County sees first COVID-19 related death, coroner says

Northwest Arkansas News

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The county coroner confirmed Washington County has its first COVID-19 related death.

Rogers Morris said a 72-year-old Oklahoma woman was taken to a Washington County medical facility where she later died from the virus. 

Morris said he has seen four people from County medical facilities related to the coronavirus. 

He said two have tested negative and he is waiting on the results for the fourth person.

Morris said it is common for people to be brought from the area to local hospitals seeking treatment. 

Morris said since the woman died in Arkansas she will be counted as a death in Arkansas.

Updated as of 4/6/2020, 1:35 p.m.
*these data are updated once a day
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas875
Arkansas Department of Health Lab positive test results201
Commercial Lab positive test results629

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Updated as of 4/6/2020, 3:35 pm
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Currently Hospitalized74
Currently on Ventilator22
Total Nursing Home Residents59
GenderMale = 41.6%
Female = 58.3%
Age0-17: 20
18-24: 59
25-44: 265
45-64: 306
65+: 225

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