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State and CDC Health Officials Work to Slow COVID-19 Spread in Latino Community

Arkansas Department of Health

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Northwest Arkansas investigating a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Hispanic community. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, about 21 percent of the state's active cases are Hispanic patients. Community Clinic in Northwest Arkansas reports there’s a 23 percent positivity rate among its Hispanic patients. To address the increase in cases, state health officials are working to share educational information about the virus with Spanish speakers.

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