Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported 520 new COVID-19 cases at his press conference today (June 30), bringing the cumulative total number of cases to 20,777.
Washington County had the most number of new cases again with 152, Pulaski County had 118, Benton County had 33, Faulkner County had 23 and Yell County had 21. The remaining counties had less than 20 new cases.
Hutchinson pointed out the downward trendline of the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the state.
“Because we’ve had a number of days of decline, the rolling average is pointing down,” he said. “We hope that we can keep that downward trend.”
The number of hospitalizations declined by 10 so now there are 290 with 67 patients on a ventilator. The number of related deaths increased by five with a total of 270.
In terms of testing, there have been 171,944 COVID-19 tests completed across the state during the month of June.
Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith said that there are 5,976 active cases with 5,308 in the community, 548 in correctional facilities and 120 in nursing homes. The number of recoveries increased by 465 from yesterday to 14,531.
Smith also said there are at least 18 new cases in the correctional facilities with the remaining in the community.
“In Pulaski County, of the 118 from yesterday, 44 percent of those are in Little Rock and 30 percent of those are in Wrightsville,” Smith noted. “Although we don’t have complete data on those Wrightsville cases, we think that most or all of those are from the Wrightsville Unit where we’ve been testing in response to cases there.”