Coronavirus updates: 439 new cases, over 20,200 total in Arkansas

Arkansas has seen a total of 20,257 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Since the beginning of Phase Two, Arkansas saw a total of 7,317 new coronavirus cases.

In a press conference on June 25, Gov. Hutchinson said there is currently a pause on reopenings in Arkansas.The statement comes after a reference to the governor of Texas “rolling back” on reopenings and some elective surgeries. 

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:

  • 20,257 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 5,926  active cases
  • 265 reported deaths 
  • 300 hospitalizations
  • 63 on ventilators
  • 14,066 recoveries

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

Monday, June 29

Dr. Nate Smith provided a breakdown of the cases in the state:

  • 439 new cases
    • 21 in prison
    • 418 in community  
  • 5,926 active cases
    • 583in prisons
    • 116 in nursing homes
    • 5,227 in community
  • 300 hospitalizations
  • 63 ventilators
  • 265 deaths
  • 14,066 recoveries

Dr. Smith said Arkansas’s active cases are plateauing out. 

There were 4,939 COVID-19 tests completed in the last 24 hours. In June, Arkansas tested 167,168 people for the virus.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 439 new cases, which brings the known total to 20,257. One more death were announced, bringing the total to 265.

There 17 new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to a new high of 300.

New cases broken down by county:

  • Washington County –  192
  • Pulaski County – 56
  • Benton County – 48
  • Sevier County – 31
  • Sebastian County – 22

Watch Friday’s press conference:

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