7,158 Active Cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas with 521 Total Deaths in Arkansas as of 2:30 pm Friday, August 7, 2020

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Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, confirm 7,158 Active Cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas with 521 Total Deaths, with 40,360 recovered, for a total of 48,039 total Confirmed Cases in Arkansas.

At the time of this press conference, TOTAL OF 6,224 tests given in the past 24 hours, a total of 523 are Hospitalized, 116 ICU Patients, as of 2:30 pm as of August 7, 2020.

Counties with COVID-19 cases: broke out as total active (Counties Ranked by Active Cases), then by total positive, total negative, total recoveries and deaths in the Timeless 106.1 KFFB listening area (as of 4:00 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020, from the ADH website):

Pulaski County Active Positive: 770, Total Positive: 5,407, Recovered: 4,554, Deaths: 83, Negatives: 62,892

Pope County Active Positive: 173, Total Positive: 1,282, Recovered: 1,099, Deaths: 10, Negatives: 9,943

Faulkner County Active Positive: 147, Total Positive: 1,278, Recovered: 1,125, Deaths: 6, Negatives: 17,222

Independence Active Positive: 223, Total Positive: 483, Recovered: 259, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 4,620

Lonoke County Active Positive: 115, Total Positive: 495, Recovered: 378, Deaths: 2, Negatives: 7,832

White County Active Positive: 65, Total Positive: 312, Recovered: 245, Deaths: 2, Negatives: 6,107

Jackson County Active Positive: 22, Total Positive: 77, Recovered: 54, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 2,385

Conway County Active Positive: 21, Total Positive: 147, Recovered: 123, Deaths: 3, Negatives: 3,021

Cleburne County Active Positive: 20, Total Positive: 194, Recovered: 169, Deaths: 5, Negatives: 3,286

Stone County Active Positive: 17, Total Positive: 64, Recovered: 46, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 1,713

Baxter County Active Positive: 15, Total Positive: 69, Recovered: 54, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 3,301

Sharp County Active Positive: 14, Total Positive: 109, Recovered: 90, Deaths: 5, Negatives: 1,641

Izard County Active Positive: 12, Total Positive: 50, Recovered: 37, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 1,393

Fulton County Active Positive: 8, Total Positive: 35, Recovered: 27, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 1,286

Marion County Active Positive: 6, Total Positive: 25, Recovered: 19, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 1,265

Van Buren County Active Positive: 5, Total Positive: 52, Recovered: 45, Deaths: 2, Negatives: 1,534

Perry County Active Positive: 3, Total Positive: 50, Recovered: 47, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 1,421

Searcy County Active Positive: 3, Total Positive: 28, Recovered: 25, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 1,102

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Watch Friday’s August 7, 2020 Arkansas COVID-19 News Conference

Boozman highlighted efforts of Arkansas community organizations like the Rogers-based Sheep Dog Impact Assistance and the Mountain Home chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) that have built effective outreach programs and are making a difference in the lives of veterans.

“It makes sense that we harness the ideas and successes of community advocates into sound policy,” Boozman said.

The VA estimates that around 20 veterans commit suicide each day. That number has unfortunately remained roughly unchanged despite the drastic increase in funding. Over the last ten years, Congress more than tripled the VA’s funding for suicide prevention efforts to $222 million.

Only six of those 20 veterans are receiving healthcare services at the VA. That’s why Boozman and Warner are empowering the VA to share information with veteran-serving non-profits and requiring it to develop a tool to monitor progress so that resources can be concentrated on successful programs.

The IMPROVE Well-being for Veterans Act was introduced in June 2019. Earlier this year, provisions of the Boozman-Warner legislation were included in the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which was unanimously approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. President Donald Trump is supportive of the solution outlined in the IMPROVE Well-being for Veterans Act and included the approach in the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) which was rolled out at the White House earlier this summer.