Coronavirus updates: 520 new cases, over 20,700 total in Arkansas

Arkansas has seen a total of 20,777 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:

  • 20,777 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 5,976 active cases
  • 270 reported deaths 
  • 290 hospitalizations
  • 67 on ventilators
  • 14,531 recoveries

Watch Tuesday’s press conference:

Tuesday, June 30

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

  • 520 new cases
    • 18 in prison
    • 502 in community  
  • 5,976 active cases
    • 548 in prisons
    • 120 in nursing homes
    • 5,308 in community
  • 290 hospitalizations
  • 67 ventilators
  • 270 deaths
  • 14,531 recoveries

There were 4,048 COVID-19 tests completed in the last 24 hours

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 520 new cases, which brings the known total to 20,777. Five more deaths were announced, bringing the total to 270.

There was a 10-person decrease in hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, bringing the total down to 290.

New cases broken down by county:

  • Washington County –  152
  • Pulaski County – 118
  • Benton County – 33
  • Faulkner County –  23
  • Yell  County – 21

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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.

Watch Monday’s press conference:

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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