The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas has increased to 743 as of Saturday afternoon.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced during his daily coronavirus update briefing that the number of positive cases has increased by 39 since Friday, April 3, when the total was 704. In addition, hospitalizations in the state increased to 72, a slight increase from yesterday’s total of 71.
Of the total number of COVID-19 infections, 20 of those with infections are children 18 years or younger, 49 are aged 19-24, 210 are aged 25-44, 224 are aged 45-64, and 201 are aged 65 and older.
There are 106 healthcare workers who have contracted COVID-19, as well as 61 individuals in nursing homes (residents and staff) with positive cases.
Arkansas’ death total due to coronavirus has risen to 14. This is an increase of two deaths since the previous reported deaths.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)’s website, there have been 8,098 total deaths in the United States due to coronavirus. Worldwide, there have been 63,832 cases attributed to COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Three counties have announced their first positive COVID-19 cases today. These counties include Dallas, Lafayette and Prairie counties. Yesterday, only one new county – Monroe County – announced a first positive case.
The other counties with reported COVID-19 infections include Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, and Woodruff.