Arkansas sees record amount of hospitalizations during coronavirus pandemic

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — In the first week of Phase Two, Arkansas saw a total of 3,060 new coronavirus cases.

In the second phase, restaurants and businesses are allowed to fill up to two-thirds capacity and Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that nursing home visitations will continue on July 1.

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:

  • 19,818 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 5,918 active cases
  • 264 reported deaths
  • 283 hospitalizations
  • 66 on ventilators
  • 13,636 recoveries

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