Active case analysis for June 29

Here’s what we know about the 5,926 Arkansans who are currently ill with Covid-19:

Gender

Most of them, 53%, are men.

Race/Ethnicity

The state doesn’t know the race or ethnicity for 39% of active cases.

For those for whom a race or ethnicity is available:

35% are white, 13% are African American, 10% are a race not listed, and 6% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Of those with ethnicity data, 17% are Hispanic or Latino.

Ages

The largest age group of active cases is aged 25-44, with 35% of the cases. Next is the 45-64 year age group with 24% of the cases. Those aged 18-24 make up 14% and 0-17 years make up 13%. The smallest group of cases (11%) is among those aged 65 or older.

Facility Types

The vast majority (89%) of people currently infected are not incarcerated or housed in a nursing home or other congregate setting.  Nine percent of active cases are in prisons or jails in Arkansas, and 2 percent are in nursing homes.

One person who is currently sick is listed as homeless.

 

 

Rob Wells

Rob Wells, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media.

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The University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media operates this site as an independent source of news and as a community service for Arkansas residents. Students produce the content here under the supervision of Rob Wells, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism. The data presented here is collected at roughly the same time each day from the Arkansas Department of Health website.

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