Gary B.: Coronavirus numbers in Independence County are on the rise

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Coronavirus numbers have been rising in Independence County in the last four days.  In that period of time, the Arkansas Health Department says 84 new positive cases have been documented — an average of 21 new cases per day. 

In the nine days before that, there were no more than 10 new cases per day.  

County Judge Robert Griffin says he sees some people as being “less cautious.” 

The judge said he could see a continuing number of positive cases until a vaccine is in place and working, saying right now we are looking at an average of one active case per 300 people in Independence County.

He says when you factor in the unknown, the number could very well be one active case per 100 county residents. 

He also noted that the number might grow with 7,000 children coming back to school along with a staff of at least 1,000.

The judge continued to admonish county residents to respect their fellow man and practice social distancing as well as to wear masks out in public. He also asks county residents to wear masks where businesses require them and wash your hands frequently.

Griffin did say that there is not an outbreak in the county in any particular place.

Independence County now shows having a total of 210 positive cases (through Sunday) with 112 still active. That’s 53 percent of all positive cases identified. Statistics show 98 have recovered and that the county still reports no deaths from the Coronavirus.

Judge Griffin agreed that 53 percent active figure is the scary figure.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “The Judge did say that there is not an outbreak in the county in any particular place.” Is the Honorable Judge saying the uptick in the County cases are unrelated? The sudden, sharp rise makes that hard for me to believe.

  2. Shame on every last one of you, in broadcasting, politics, etc!!! Shane on you! There is a lot more to report, of VERY IMPORTANT FACTS, LIKE SUCCESSFUL TREATMENTS THAT WORK! AND INSTEAD OF REPORTING THAT, WHAT DO YOU DO??? YOU SPREAD STATS THAT SPRRAD FEAR!!! SHAME ON YOU! I HOPE WHEN THE TRUTH CAN NO LONGER BE SUPPRESSED AND PEOPLE GET AS LOUD AS I AM! THAT YOU PEOPLE ARE OUT OF A JOB!!! THIS MASK CRAP IS A FLUKE! IT IS NOT AT ALL ABOUT SLOWING THE SPREAD!!! NO! IT IS ABOUT TELLING US WHAT TO DO!!!!
    THEY DO NOT WORK!!! AND… THEY EVEN HURT MOST PEOPLE!
    THEN WE HAVE THE TALK OF A VACCINE!? SERIOUSLY?!?
    I DO NOT DO VACCINES! TENS OF MILLIONS IN THE USA DO NOT DO VACCINES!!! SO WHY DO YOU KEEP LOOKING AT SOMETHING EVEN MORE DIVISIVE THAN THE MASKS?!?! BECAUSE AGAIN IT IS CONTROL AND DISREGARD FOR PERSONAL FREEDOM, AND PERSONAL DECISIONS ABOUT OUR HEALTH! IT IS OUR HEALTH! NOT YOURS!!!
    MARK THIS DOWN! EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO ARE TRYING TO MARGINALIZE AND DEMONIZE THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT BELIEVE THE OFFICIALS WILL NOT FARE WELL IN THE FUTIRE, CAREER AND POLITICAL WISE! THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST PIVOTAL TIMES IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY TO THIS POINT! AND THOSE WHO SIDE WITH COMMUNISTIC IDEAS AND “MANDATES” WILL ONE DAY BE VIEWED THE SAME WAY AS Benedict Arnold! Quit reporting this type of propaganda! Study what you are reporting, and listen to others who have opposing views with you and who are sharing potentially ground breaking news!!! And even more importantly, life saving news!!! A few points from myself..
    1. Many discrepancies in tests!!!
    2. False positives!!!
    3. Fudging of numbers ( a real “pandemic” doesn’t need propped up!)
    4. Some masks/tests found contaminated WITH the cv19 !!!!!
    5. There is proven TREATMENTS for this disease!!! And it is being suppressed (you better read Romans 1)
    6. Fear is a contagion! It actually weakens our immune system (so does the lack of oxygen ( from wearing masks))!!!

    So don’t wonder too hard WHY I am so outraged at this “NEWS” (sic). And if you know of the truths mentioned above and are knowingly participating in this disgusting mess!!! Shame on you!!! #Hydroxycloraquine #Pedogate #ADRENOCHROME #188Kindictments

    P.S. …”is THIS about the virus??? Or is this about the election??? “

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