The official number of positive coronavirus cases has risen to 236 in Arkansas. This is an increase of 18 from the total of 218 announced by state officials during yesterday’s press briefing.
Since yesterday morning, the total has risen by more than 30 cases. The Department of Health’s website listed the number of cases as 201 on Tuesday morning.
Testing has increased in Arkansas, with a total of 1,230 tests been reported so far. There have been 232 positive tests and 998 negative tests.
Officials reported the first two deaths due to coronavirus yesterday. There have been 10 recoveries from coronavirus in Arkansas and 354 total in the United States.
Another Arkansas county has reported a positive case of coronavirus. The new county is Benton County in Northwest Arkansas. In total, there are now 38 counties that have reported positive cases of coronavirus. 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 and Hempstead.