Coronavirus updates: 448 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 10,816 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 448 new COVID-19 cases in the state within the last 24 hours, totaling 10,816 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

On Wednesday, Gov. Hutchinson announced the state of Arkansas is entering into Phase II. Phase II will begin on Monday, June 15.

This week, Arkansas has seen the highest number of hospitalizations since the beginning of COVID-19.

Key facts to know:

  • 10,816 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 3,294 active cases
  • 171 reported deaths
  • 187 hospitalizations 
  • 45 on ventilators 
  • 7,351 recoveries

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

Thursday, June 11

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 10,816 COVID-19 cases:

  • 448 new cases
    • 440 in community
    • 8 in prisons
  • 3,294 active cases
    • 140 in nursing homes
    • 199 in prisons
    • 2,955 in community
  • 187 hospitalizations
  • 45 on ventilators
  • 7,351 recoveries

Dr. Ivy Pfeffer, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education said the state is preparing for onsite instruction this fall for students with Arkansas Ready for Learning. It is a plan that allows flexibility for learning options in case interruptions occur.

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Arkansas school districts are encouraged to form their own “ready for learning” committees to discuss plans.

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Watch Thursday’s press conference here: 

1:30 p.m.

During the daily press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 448 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 10,816 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There were six additional new deaths, bringing the total to 171.  Arkansas saw another increase in hospitalizations, bringing the total up to 187.This is the highest number of hospitalizations that Arkansas has seen.

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

  • Washington County – 143
  • Benton County – 78
  • Pulaski County – 37
  • Carroll County – 13
  • Faulkner County – 12
  • Pope County – 10
  • Crittenden County – 10

Arkansas completed 4,914 COVID-19 tests within last 24 hours.

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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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Wednesday, June 10

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 10,368 COVID-19 cases:

  • 288 new cases
    • 228 in community
    • 60 in prisons
  • 3,087 active cases
    • 138 in nursing homes
    • 199 in prisons
    • 2,750 in community
  • 181 hospitalizations
  • 49 on ventilators
  • 7,116 recoveries

1:40 p.m.

Gov. Hutchinson announced the state of Arkansas is entering into Phase II. Phase II will begin on Monday, June 15.

This means restaurants can open at 2/3 capacity. The state will take a new targeted approach in Benton and Washington counties where there has been a large uptick in cases. 

“We are not out of the woods when it comes to this health care emergency,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “In fact, the emergency order remains for an additional 45 days past it’s expiration date.”

The governor said the health officials will still urge people to wear masks, continue to push testing and businesses to follow all guidelines. 

RELATED: Here’s what Phase 2 means as Arkansas continues to reopen economy

Watch Wednesday’s press conference here: 

1:30 p.m.

During the daily press conference in Pine Bluff, Gov. Hutchinson announced 288 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are 10,368 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

There were four additional new deaths, bringing the total to 165.  Arkansas saw an increase in hospitalizations, bringing the total up to 181.This is the highest number of hospitalizations that Arkansas has seen.

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

  • Pulaski County –  51
  • Washington County – 44
  • Benton County – 37
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Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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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
  • 44 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
  • 46 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.

RELATED: Gov. Hutchinson deactivates National Guard from assisting local, state police during protests

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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