The Ashley County Judge's Office announced on a social media post Sunday morning that the Arkansas Department of Health had contacted the county judge to notify his office of a positive case of COVID-19 in Ashley County, the first confirmed for the county. "Please remember to practice social distancing, washing your hands frequently, and stay home whenever possible," the post said. "We are all in this together and need to do our part to curb the spread." As of 11 a.m. Sunday, Arkansas had 421 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 48 required hospitalization and 17 required ventilators. Among the confirmed patients, 15 were younger than 18, 259 were between ages of 19 and 64, and 130 were 65 or older.
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