A Fayetteville resident has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Washington County Judge Joseph K. Wood confirmed that a Fayetteville individual had tested positive for the virus. There are no other details at the moment.
This is the first reported presumptive positive case in Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville is located in Washington County.
The virus had been limited to central and southeast Arkansas. There have been presumptive positive cases of coronavirus reported in Cleburne, Cleveland, Desha, Faulkner, Garland, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pulaski and Saline counties.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson will address the state in a press conference today at 1:30 p.m.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan also announced that he will hold a press conference at City Hall at 2 p.m. with the police and fire chiefs as well as the Director of Economic Development.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are now 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. There are currently 50 individuals under investigation for the possibility of being infected with coronavirus, and 377 are being monitored daily by the state Department of Health because of an identified risk.