Arkansas releases COVID-19 data on inmates, DOC staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Corrections has released data about COVID-19 cases among inmates and staff.

The data is current as of Dec. 29.

Inmates are located at the following corrections centers: Benton, Central Arkansas Community Correction Center, East Arkansas Regional Unit, East Central Community Correction Center, Ester Unit, Grimes Unit, McPherson Unit, Northeast Arkansas Community Correction Center, Northwest Arkansas Work Release, Omega Center, Ouachita River Correctional Unit, Southwest Arkansas Community Correction Center, Tucker Unit, Varner Unit and Hawkins female.

Staff information represents employees from multiple locations within the Department, according to the ADOC.

A total of 56,051 inmates and staff have been tested through the state Department of Health.

9,969 inmates have tested positive and recovered.

610 tested positive and have not recovered, according to ADOC.

192 staff members have tested positive and not recovered.