Arkansas Reports 912 New COVID-19 Cases, 18 Deaths

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas on Wednesday reported 912 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 18 more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus.

The Department of Health said at least 46,293 people in the state have tested positive for the virus. The department said 6,937 of those cases are active, meaning they don’t include people who have died or recovered.

The true number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. 

The number of people who have died from COVID-19. the illness caused by the virus, rose to 508. The number of people hospitalized decreased by 10 to 516.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the state has begun testing all of its prison inmates and planned to complete that testing by the end of the month. He also named Dr. Jose Romero as the state’s new health secretary. Romero had been serving in the position on an interim basis.

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