Over 4,000 positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As of Monday, May 11, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a total of 4,043 positive cases.

Gov. Hutchinson is allowing the resumption of in-person dining with proper social distancing guidelines and much lower seating capacity on Monday, May 11.  

As the state remains in Phase One, several businesses have been allowed to reopen. Barbershops, salons, and gyms are among those. Public pools, splash pads, water parks, and swim beaches will be allowed to open on May 22.

Key facts to know:

  • 4,043 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 69,008 total tests
  • 64,996 negative test results
  • 94 reported deaths
  • 3,149 recoveries

Watch Gov. Hutchinson’s 1:30 p.m. press conference here:

Monday, May 11

1:40 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of health confirms there have been a total of 4,043 COVID-19 cases in Arkansas since March 11. There were a total of 31 new COVID-19 confirmed within the last 24 hours with six of them being in a correctional facility. 

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 4,043 COVID-19 cases:

1:30 p.m.

Gov. Hutchinson provides COVID-19 update in El Dorado, Arkansas because of last week’s announcement of Murphy Oil relocating to Houston

Sunday, May 10

4:00 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirmed a total of 4,012 positive COVID-19 cases in the state.

Saturday, May 9

1:30 p.m.

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.

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