The number of positive coronavirus cases is continuing to increase in Arkansas, rising to 168 as of Monday morning. This marks a slight increase from the 165 cases reported on Sunday.
To date, there have been 959 individuals tested for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in Arkansas. Of the total tests, the Arkansas Department of Health lab has had 81 positive results while commercial labs have submitted 84 positive test results. There have been a total of 791 negative test results so far.
Thirty-one Arkansas counties have reported positive coronavirus cases as of today. The 31 counties include Benton, Washington, Sebastian, Polk, Sevier, Boone, Searcy, Van Buren, Conway, Pope, Cleburne, Faulkner, Pulaski, Saline, Garland, Grant, Jefferson, Clark, Cleveland, Desha, Lincoln, Bradley, Union, Columbia, Woodruff, Independence, Lawrence, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Crittenden.
In the United States, there have been a total of 35,345 cases in the United States. The U.S. coronavirus cases account for almost 10 percent of the worldwide total, which currently stands at 353,692 positive cases.
The United States has the third largest total of positive coronavirus cases in the world. China has the largest number with 81,496 and Italy has the second largest number with 59,138. Spain and Germany round out the top five with 33,089 and 27,289, respectively.
Across the globe, there have been 15,430 deaths due to coronavirus. There have been 473 deaths caused by coronavirus in the United States, but there have not been any coronavirus-related deaths reported in Arkansas.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson will give an update today on the coronavirus situation at 2:30 p.m. Click here to view the livestream.