The number of active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas is continuing to increase.
According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, there are currently 3,044 active cases in Arkansas. Yesterday, Hutchinson reported that there 2,995 active cases in the state. This is an increase of 49 active cases.
As of June 9, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas has surpassed 10,000.
Hutchinson reported 340 new cases at his daily press conference today in Pine Bluff, bringing the total to 10,080. There are 306 new cases in the community and 34 in correctional facilities. Hospitalizations have increased to 173, up two from yesterday. The number of related deaths has also increased to 161, up six from yesterday.
There are currently 3,044 active cases with 2,764 in the community, 141 in nursing homes and 139 in correctional facilities. The number of recovered cases is 6,875, up 245 from yesterday.
In terms of testing, 4,849 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the state yesterday. For the month of June, the state has conducted 28,862 so far.
Hutchinson noted the breakdown of testing per capita. In the southeast region, the state has conducted 694 tests per 10,000 residents, whereas statewide the state has conducted 565 tests per 10,000 residents.
“You can see there is a greater level of testing that we have done per capita in southeast Arkansas. And that’s important to know that we’re measuring the outbreak of COVID-19 and any new information to control the spread of COVID-19,” he said.