LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As of Sunday, May 10, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a total of 4,012 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.
As the state remains in Phase One, several businesses have been allowed to reopen. Barbershops, salons, and gyms are among those. On May 8, the governor announced that public pools, splash pads, water parks, and swim beaches would be allowed to open on May 22.
Key facts to know:
- 4,012 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
- 69,008 total tests
- 64,996 negative test results
- 91 reported deaths
- 3,112 recoveries
Watch Gov. Hutchinson’s 1:30 p.m. press conference here:
Sunday, May 10
The Arkansas Department of Health confirmed a total of 4,012 positive COVID-19 cases in the state.
Saturday, May 9
Governor Asa Hutchinson confirms there are 237 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, bringing the total to 3,984. The governor said 173 of the new cases are in correctional facilities. There have been two more deaths, bringing the total to 90.
Watch Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. press conference:
Hutchinson also said that large indoor and outdoor facilities will be able to fill 33% of their capacity as of May 18, as long as the facility submits a plan for the larger attendance to the Department of Health for review and approval.
Dr. Nate Smith with the Arkansas Department of Health elaborates more on the large indoor/outdoor facility modifications. These venues are currently allowed less than 50 people as of May 18, but it will be changed to where they can fill 1/3 of capacity. If that’s over 50, they will have to submit a plan to the ADH.