Arkansas’ total number of positive coronavirus cases has increased to 96 cases.
This is an increase of 34 from yesterday’s announced total of 62 cases. According to Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith, this is the largest single-day increase so far.
Positive cases continue to increase as the state’s testing capacity increases. Yesterday’s total was – at the time – the biggest single-day jump in positive cases, going from 62 to 33, an increase of 29 cases.
There have also been two new counties with reported infections. The new counties are Benton and Greene counties. There are now a total of 22 counties that have reported positive cases. The previous counties that had reported infections include Cleburne, Cleveland, Desha, Faulkner, Garland, Grant Jefferson, Lincoln, Pulaski, Saline, Washington, Clark, Bradley, Craighead, Poinsett, Independence, Pope, Searcy, Van Buren, and Sevier counties.
There have also been three long-term care facilities that have reported positive coronavirus cases. These facilities include Apple Creek Nursing and Rehab in Centerton, The Villages of General Baptist West in Pine Bluff and Briarwood Nursing Home and Rehab in Little Rock.
According to an ADH news release, one patient has tested positive at both Apple Creek Nursing and Rehab and The Villages of General Baptist West. At Briarwood, there are been 13 positive cases, both patients and staff, who reported positive.