LITTLE ROCK, Ark — As of Wednesday, May 6, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a total of 3,611 positive cases.
On Wednesday, April 29, 2,520 COVID-19 tests were performed in Arkansas, with a 1.5% positivity rate. This is the highest number of tests run in one day in the state since March 11.
On Friday, Gov. Hutchinson announced a plan to reopen hair salons and barbershops. We learned on Thursday that gyms will be able to open up starting on Monday, May 4, followed by restaurants the following Monday, May 11.
Key facts to know:
- 3,611 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
- 59,995 total tests
- 56,384 negative test results
- 87 reported deaths
- 69 currently hospitalized
- 2,123 recoveries
- All Arkansas schools are closed for the remainder of the school year
Watch Wednesday’s 1:30 p.m. press conference:
Wednesday, May 6
The Arkansas Department of Health has updated the state-wide COVID-19 numbers, confirming a total of 3,611 positive cases throughout the state, which is a 48 case jump since this afternoon’s press briefing.
We will update this article with new information as it becomes available.