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Stone County Judge Stacey Avey discusses rise in COVID-19 cases


ADH show strong COVID-19 presence in Stone County.


White River Now

Stone County Judge Stacey Avey told White River Now Monday he’s not sure what prompted the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the county.

In the north central Arkansas area, numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health show a strong COVID-19 presence in Stone County. In fact, out of 12 north central Arkansas counties, Stone County, one of the smallest of those counties in terms of population, currently has 28 percent of the total number of cases from this entire 12-county area. (Click here for more on this story.)

Avey told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman the county’s rural areas have more cases than higher populated areas in the county such as Mountain View. Read more.

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