Arkansas officials say that the number of coronavirus cases has increased by more than 60 cases since yesterday.
According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, there are now 280 positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. Yesterday, he reported there were 218 cases – an increase of 62 cases.
There are currently 12 coronavirus patients hospitalized and four are on ventilators.
In addition, there have been two counties added to the list of those with coronavirus infections. The new counties are Drew and Hot Springs counties.
The other 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, Cross, Crawford, Stone, White, Pike, Hempstead, and Benton.
Hutchinson said that officials will be working on a directive about social gatherings. Previously, officials had issued guidance advising individuals to limit gatherings to 10 people or less. This will be an upgraded order.