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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ new coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday grew by nearly 1,300, and the state reported 23 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus.
The Department of Health reported the state’s probable and confirmed virus cases rose by 1,293 to 115,812. The state’s total COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began rose to 2,026.
Arkansas’ COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by 25 to 642. The actual number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested and people can carry the virus but not feel sick.
A White House panel recommended in its latest report on Arkansas that the state limit indoor restaurant capacity to less than 50% and to restrict hours until cases and test positivity decrease. Restaurants are currently limited to two-thirds capacity under the state’s current coronavirus restrictions.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force said the state last week ranked 20th in the country for new cases per capita and 25th in test positivity. The panel’s report, dated Sunday, said 75% of the state’s counties have moderate or high community transmission.
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