Coronavirus updates: 190 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 7,400 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — As of Monday, June 1, Arkansas officials reported 190 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 7,443 positive cases in the state.

Last week, Arkansas saw the highest number of hospitalizations the state has ever seen since the beginning of COVID-19.

Arkansas has tested over 117,000 people for COVID-19 since March 11.

Key facts to know:

  • 7,443 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 1,909 active cases
  • 133 reported deaths
  • 121 hospitalizations
  • 26 on ventilators
  • 5,401 recoveries

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

Monday, June 1

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 7,443 COVID-19 cases:

  • 190 new cases
    • 187 in community
    • 3 in prisons
  • 1,909 active cases
    • 78 nursing homes
    • 53 in correction facilities 
    • 1,778 in community 
  • 121 hospitalizations
  • 26 on ventilators
  • 5,401 recoveries

Northwest Arkansas has seen 1,479 positive coronavirus cases with a 5.8% positivity rate for the region. There is a growing number of cases in the Latino community in northwest Arkansas. Dr. Smith said 43% of cases there have been in that community.

Watch Monday’s press conference here:

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 7,443 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas. 

There were 0 new deaths within the last 24 hours. Arkansas saw an increase in hospitalizations with six, bringing the total to 121. This is the highest number of hospitalizations the state has seen since the beginning of COVID-19.

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6/1 graph

Data source: Arkansas Department of Health

Over 80,000 Arkansans were tested for COVID-19 in the month of May.

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

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