Coronavirus updates: 375 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 7,800 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — As of Tuesday, June 2, Arkansas officials reported 375 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 7,818 positive cases in the state.

This week, Arkansas has seen the highest number of hospitalizations and 24-hour community spread cases ever since the beginning of COVID-19.

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

Key facts to know:

  • 7,818 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 2,115 active cases
  • 136 reported deaths
  • 132 hospitalizations
  • 31 on ventilators
  • 5,567 recoveries

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

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Tuesday, June 2

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 7,818 COVID-19 cases:

  • 375 new cases
    • 374 in community
    • 1 in prisons
  • 2,115 active cases
    • 73 nursing homes
    • 53 in correction facilities 
    • 1,989 in community 
  • 132 hospitalizations
  • 31 on ventilators
  • 5,567 recoveries

New COVID-19 cases by county from last 24 hours:

  • Benton County – 65
  • Pulaski County – 63
  • Washington County – 57
  • Sevier County – 33
  • Craighead County – 21
  • Yell County – 14
  • Crittenden County – 10

Gov. Hutchinson has set a goal to test 120,000 people for coronavirus in June. 3,807 tests were completed on Monday with a 4.4% positivity rate.

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

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 375 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 7,818 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas. This is the highest number of new community cases in one day.

There were 3 new deaths within the last 24 hours. Arkansas saw an increase in hospitalizations with 11, bringing the total to 132. This is the highest number of hospitalizations the state has seen since the beginning of COVID-19.

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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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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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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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