Coronavirus updates: 325 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 9,400 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 325 new COVID-19 cases in the state since Saturday, totaling 775 new cases just over the weekend.

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

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.

Key facts to know:

  • 9,426 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 2,681 active cases
  • 154 reported deaths
  • 145 hospitalizations 
  • 35 on ventilators 
  • 6,266 recoveries

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

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Watch Friday’s press conference here:

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