Coronavirus updates: 406 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, over 12,500 total

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 406 new COVID-19 cases in the state within the last 24 hours, totaling 12,501 total positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas.

Monday, June 15 marks the beginning of Phase II in Arkansas. Restaurants and businesses will be allowed to fill up to two-thirds of their capacity, moving from the one-third capacity that was allowed during Phase 1.

On Friday, the governor announced 731 new cases, revealing the largest spike in COVID-19 cases Arkansas has seen since the start of the pandemic.

Key facts to know:

  • 12,501 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 4,212 active cases
  • 179 reported deaths 
  • 201 hospitalizations
  • 45 on ventilators
  • 8,110 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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