Coronavirus updates: 439 new cases in Arkansas, nearly 300 deaths

Arkansas has seen a total of 24,253 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Since the beginning of Phase Two, Arkansas has seen a total of 10,897 new coronavirus cases.

In a press conference on July 3, Gov. Hutchinson announced he signed an executive order, allowing cities to use a model ordinance to require mask wearing on a local level.

The governor also announced if any Arkansan has a COVID-19 related health concern, they can request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 election.

Key facts to know:

  • 24,253 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 6,127 active cases
  • 292 reported deaths 
  • 331 hospitalizations
  • 81 on ventilators
  • 17,834 recoveries

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

Monday, July 6

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

  • 439 new cases
    • 8 in prisons
    • 431 community
  • 6,127 active cases
    • 456 in prisons
    • 117 in nursing homes
    • 5,554 in community
  • 337 hospitalizations
  • 81 ventilators
  • 292 deaths
  • 17,834 recoveries

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson announced 439 new cases, which brings the known total to 24,253. Five more deaths were announced, bringing the total to 292.

There was a 12-person increase in hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 337. This is the highest number of hospitalizations the state has seen since the beginning of the pandemic.  

There were 3,615 COVID-19 tests completed in the last 24 hours.

New cases broken down by county:

  • Washington County – 77
  • Pulaski County – 46
  • Yell County – 36
  • Benton County – 36

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Watch Friday’s press conference:

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