Real-time updates: Arkansas has reached over 1,200 positive coronavirus cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — As of 5 p.m. on Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 1,202 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

There have now been 24 total coronavirus deaths in Arkansas. Two of the new deaths were in their 60s and one was in their 70s.

Compared to other southern states, Gov. Hutchinson said Arkansas has a lower hospitalization rate per 100,000. He said this is because of Arkansas practicing social distancing.

Key facts to know:

  • 1,202 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas 
  • 17,151 total tests
  • 15,949 negative test results
  • 24 reported deaths
  • 329 recoveries
  • All Arkansas schools are closed for the remainder of the school year

Watch Friday’s press conference here:

Friday, April 10

5 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirms 1,202 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. There have been 24 deaths.

1:50 p.m.

According to the Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston, 132,000 people have filed for unemployment since Arkansas allowed easier access to apply during the coronavirus pandemic 

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 1,171 cases of COVID-19:

  • 836 active positive cases
  • 86 hospitalized
  • 33 on ventilators 
  • 79 nursing home residents 
  • 312 recoveries  

Dr. Smith confirmed in the 1,171 cases in Arkansas, there are 168 healthcare workers. Forty-six of those cases have recovered. 

1:30 p.m.

Gov. Hutchinson confirmed the number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas has risen to 1,171. The are two new deaths from COVID-19 in Arkansas, raising the death total to 23.

The governor said projections showed the state would see 3,500 positive cases by April 10, but the state is reporting 1,171 known positive cases. “What we are doing in Arkansas is working,” Gov. Hutchinson said.

9:20 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 1,164 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

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The following counties have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19:

  • Arkansas County
  • Ashley County
  • Baxter County
  • Benton County
  • Boone County
  • Bradley County
  • Carroll County
  • Chicot County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Cleburne County
  • Cleveland County
  • Columbia County
  • Conway County 
  • Craighead County
  • Crawford County
  • Crittenden County
  • Cross County
  • Dallas County
  • Desha County
  • Drew County
  • Faulkner County
  • Franklin County
  • Garland County
  • Grant County
  • Greene County
  • Hempstead County
  • Hot Spring County
  • Howard County
  • Independence County
  • Izard County
  • Jefferson County
  • Johnson County
  • Lafayette County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lee County
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
  • Lonoke County
  • Madison County
  • Miller County
  • Mississippi County
  • Monroe County
  • Nevada County
  • Newton County
  • Ouachita County
  • Perry County
  • Phillips County
  • Pike County
  • Poinsett County
  • Polk County
  • Pope County
  • Prairie County
  • Pulaski County
  • Randolph County
  • Saline County
  • Scott County
  • Searcy County
  • Sebastian County
  • Sevier County
  • Sharp County
  • St. Francis County
  • Stone County
  • Union County
  • Van Buren County
  • Washington County
  • White County
  • Woodruff County
  • Yell County

We will continue to update this article with new information as it becomes available.

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