Real-time updates: Over 2,900 positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — As of Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,909 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Gov. Hutchinson announced a two-day campaign called the Arkansas Surge Campaign. If you have symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, “Don’t Wait, Get Tested.” 

The governor also laid out a timeline of when decisions to open will be made leading up to May 4. This does not mean the decision will be yes, but a decision will be made on these dates: 

  • April 29 on restaurants 
  • April 30 on gyms 
  • May 1 on beauty salons/barber shops 
  • May 4 places of worship/large venues

Key facts to know:

  • 2,909 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas 
  • 38,163 total tests
  • 35,254 negative test results
  • 49 reported deaths
  • 985 recoveries
  • All Arkansas schools are closed for the remainder of the school year

Watch Saturday’s press conference here: 

Saturday, 25

7:50 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirmed there are now 2,909 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas.

1:45 p.m.

The governor announced traditional high school graduation ceremonies are restricted until July 1. However, non-traditional graduations will be allowed as long as they follow social distancing guidelines. Secretary Johnny Key said they will be accepting proposals next week.

1:40 p.m.

Secretary of Health Nate Smith provides a breakdown of the numbers:

  • 104 hospitalizations
  • 22 on ventilators
  • 49 deaths
  • 970 recoveries
  • 37 nursing homes
    • 194 residents
    • 109 staff
  • 826 inmates at Cummins Unit

1:30 p.m.

As of Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,830 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state and 49 deaths.

Friday, April 24

6:30 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirms there are 2,810 positive COVID-19 cases across the state and 47 deaths.

1:50 p.m.

A total of 170,000 people have filed for unemployment in Arkansas during the coronavirus pandemic.

1:40 p.m.

Gov. Hutchinson announced dental procedures will be able to continue on May 18th.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down 2,741 cases:

  • 104 hospitalizations
  • 25 on ventilators 
  • 932 recoveries
  • 34 nursing homes
    • 176 residents 
    • 102 staff
  • 285 healthcare workers
  • 690 inmates at Cummins Unit

1:30 p.m.

As of Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,741 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state. There are 198 new cases are in the Cummins Prison Unit. 

Over 2,800 people in Arkansas have been tested for COVID-19 since yesterday, with a 4.1% positivity rate.

9 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,606 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Watch Thursday’s press conference here:

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
  • Jackson 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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