Arkansas reports over 400 deaths due to coronavirus

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Last week, Gov. Hutchinson announced a state-wide mandate for the state of Arkansas. The mask mandate took effect on Monday, July 20.

The governor said this decision came after conversations with those on the front-lines and legislators. He said that the fight against COVID-19 will likely get harder, not easier, and this is a way to enlist everyone in the fight.

The state unemployment rate decreased from 9.6% in May to 8% in June. The national rate is 11.1%.

Key facts to know:

  • 38,623 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 6,600 active cases
  • 401 reported deaths
  • 479 hospitalizations as of July 25
  • 105 on ventilators as of July 25
  • 31,622 recoveries

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