Independence County Judge Robert Griffin was surprised, to say the least, when a constituent called him about five new cases of the coronavirus being reported in the county by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).
“I had someone alert me last night that the ADH map had increased a total of five new cases,” Griffin told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman. “And I would not confirm that until this morning, and I found that there were some old cases [that] I believe added to that total. So, I believe that we have only one additional new case even though that the map indicated five [new cases].”
The judge said, Glen Willis, the county’s director of the Office of Emergency Management, will be getting with the ADH for further clarification.
Griffin’s numbers show a total of 13 positive cases in the county from day one, with 10 recovered. He also noted that the two coronavirus cases in a long-term health care facility have both recovered, and those have been the only two cases in such facilities reported to date.
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