Coronavirus updates: 522 new cases, 2 more deaths in Arkansas

Arkansas has seen a total of 15,561 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. There have been a total of 3,060 new cases during Phase 2.

In the first week of Phase Two, Arkansas saw a total of 3,060 new coronavirus cases.

In the second phase, restaurants and businesses are allowed to fill up to two-thirds capacity and Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that nursing home visitations will continue on July 1.

Hutchinson has also issued a new guidance on face masks in the state, but has yet to make it a requirement to wear them in public settings.

Key facts to know:

  • 16,083 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 5,063 active cases
  • 227 reported deaths 
  • 237 hospitalizations
  • 61 on ventilators
  • 10,793 recoveries

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

Monday, June 22

In response to President Donald Trump’s comments about slowing down testing, Hutchinson called the comment “flippant” and said Arkansas officials were not going to back off on testing.

The governor said he remains focused on increasing testing in the state and the national policy is to expand testing.

Arkansas officials have announced 522 new cases, which brings the known total to 16,083. Two more deaths were announced, bringing the total to 227.

There are currently:

  • 5,063 active cases
  • 237 hospitalizations
  • 61 on ventilators
  • 10,793 total recoveries

Gov. Hutchinson showed a graph that said Arkansas had a total of 2,552 bed available in hospitals, which is about 28% of the total beds in the state.

Hutchinson also showed that around 65% ventilators in the state are available.

Sunday, June 21

The Arkansas Department of Health updated its website to include 419 new COVID-19 cases in the state.

That brings the total in Arkansas to 15,561 known positive cases.

One new death was announced, bringing the total to 225.

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