Arkansas COVID-19 Update for African Americans: September 23, 2020

At this time, Arkansas has the seventh highest coronavirus case rate and the ninth highest COVID-19 death rate. Arkansas is the seventh worst state by the Black coronavirus-case disparity and the eighteenth worst state by the Black COVID-19-deaths disparity. Two of the top ten hot spots for new coronavirus cases in the state are majority African American counties. Three other hots spots are disproportionately African American.

Arkansas’s Covid Exit Strategy rating: Uncontrolled Spread (worst of four categories)

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