Coronavirus updates: 450 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 9,100 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — As of Saturday, June 6, Arkansas officials reported 450 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 9,101 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 12,100 people for COVID-19 for the month of June.

Key facts to know:

  • 9,101 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 2,681 active cases
  • 154 reported deaths
  • 154 hospitalizations 
  • 36 on ventilators 
  • 6,266 recoveries

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Saturday, June 6

2:30 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirms there are 450 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, bringing the total to 9,101 positive cases in the state.

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

4:30 p.m.

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced Friday the “Dine Out initiative” to help local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scott said the city will allow restaurants to offer temporary outside seating.

“For many, it is impossible to increase indoor capacity, but this initiative will allow business on a fast-track, no-cost way to add seating outdoors,” he said.

1:40 p.m.

Characteristics of the 190 COVID-19 cases reported to the Arkansas Department of Health on June 1, 2020:

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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 226 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 8,651 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There was 1 new death, bringing the total to 152. Arkansas saw an increase in hospitalizations with 10, bringing the total down to 147.

Arkansas completed 3,846 COVID-19 tests within last 24 hours, with a 3.1% positivity rate.

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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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Thursday, June 4

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 8,425 COVID-19 cases:

  • 358 new cases
    • 356 in community
    • 2 in prisons
  • 2,355 active cases
    • 95 in nursing homes
    • 43 in prisons
    • 2017 in community
  • 137 hospitalizations
  • 32 on ventilators
  • 5,919 recoveries

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

  • Pulaski County – 34
  • Sevier County – 10
  • Crittenden County – 12

Washington and Benton counties have seen the highest increase in new cases within the last 24 hours.

Arkansas has completed 12,199 tests in the month of June so far. 

Watch Thursday’s press conference here:

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 358 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 8,425 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There were 9 new deaths, bringing the total to 151. Dr. Smith noted that a few of the nine new deaths did not occur within the last 24 hours. Arkansas saw a decrease in hospitalizations with one, bringing the total down to 137.

Arkansas completed 4,350 COVID-19 tests within last 24 hours, with a 5.2% positivity rate.

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Data Source: Arkasnas Department of Health

New COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours broken down by regions:

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cases by region

Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

Gov. Hutchinson said this graph puts in perspective on where Arkansas is at. “We have seven different epidemics in Arkansas that are coming and going at different points,” the governor said.

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Wednesday, June 3

1:40 p.m.

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

  • 249 new cases
    • 245 in community
    • 4 in prisons
  • 2,208 active cases
  • 138 hospitalizations
  • 30 on ventilators
  • 5,717 recoveries

1:30 p.m.:

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 249 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 8,067 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There were new deaths within the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 142.. Arkansas saw an increase in hospitalizations with six, bringing the total to 138.

Watch Wednesday’s press conference here:

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

  • Pulaski County – 33
  • Washington County – 28
  • Benton County – 20
  • Sevier County – 23
  • Crittenden County – 18
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Data source: Arkansas Department of Health

Gov. Hutchinson released the long-term and congregate care testing plan for the month of June.

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Tuesday, June 2

1:40 p.m.

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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