Coronavirus updates: 340 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 10,000 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 340 new COVID-19 cases in the state within the last 24 hours, totaling 10,080 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

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:

  • 10,080 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 2,955 active cases
  • 161 reported deaths
  • 173 hospitalizations 
  • 34 on ventilators 
  • 6,875 recoveries

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

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Tuesday, June 9 

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 10,080 COVID-19 cases:

  • 340 new cases
    • 306 in community
    • 34 in prisons
  • 3,044 active cases
    • 141 in nursing homes
    • 139 in prisons
    • 2,764 in community
  • 173 hospitalizations
  • 34 on ventilators
  • 6,875 recoveries

Dr. Nate Smith said in Jefferson County, the fatality rate has been disproportionate to the rest of the state. He said 8.4% of cases have succumbed to COVID-19. Largely because many cases early on were in nursing homes, where complications were much higher.

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

1:30 p.m.

During the daily press conference in Pine Bluff, Gov. Hutchinson announced 340 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 10,080 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There were six additional new deaths, bringing the total to 161.  Arkansas saw an increase in hospitalizations, bringing the total up to 173.This is the highest number of hospitalizations that Arkansas has seen.

Arkansas completed 4,849 COVID-19 tests within last 24 hours.

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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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Monday, June 8

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 9,740 COVID-19 cases:

  • 314 new cases
    • 301 in community
    • 13 in prisons
  • 2,955 active cases
    • 139 in nursing homes
    • 106 in prisons
    • 2,710 in community
  • 171 hospitalizations
  • 36 on ventilators
  • 6,630 recoveries

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

  • Washington County -86
  • Benton County – 41
  • Pulaski County – 13
  • Sevier County – 11
  • Sebastian County – 11
  • Saline County 11

Arkansas has tested over 28,800 people in the month of June. The state is consistently testing over 4,000 people a day. 

Watch Monday’s press conference here: 

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson confirmed he put the Arkansas National Guard on normal status. This means they are no longer working the protests.

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Gov. Hutchinson announced 314 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 9,740 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There was one additional new deaths, bringing the total to 155.  Arkansas saw a huge increase in hospitalizations, bringing the total up to 171.This is the highest number of hospitalizations that Arkansas has seen.

Arkansas completed 4,131 COVID-19 tests within last 24 hours.

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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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