Positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increase by 450 since Friday

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — There are 9,101 confirmed cases, according to the numbers updated at 2:10 p.m. That’s up from the 8,651 cumulative cases announced by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in his daily briefing Friday.

Additionally, the Dept. of Health updated its specific statistics: 

  • 154 currently hospitalized
  • 838 ever hospitalized
  • 36 currently on ventilator
  • 428 total nursing home residents

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