FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE (1:35 p.m.): Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 584 total cases and two additional deaths in Arkansas due to the coronavirus at his daily press conference on Wednesday.
Both individuals were over the age of 65, according to Dr. Nate Smith with the Arkansas Department of Health. At least one of the deaths was a person suffering from underlying health conditions, Smith said.
There are now 10 total deaths in the state. The 584 cases are a 62-case jump since Governor Hutchinson’s press conference on Tuesday.
Arkansas has 566 cumulative cases of COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health website on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
The state’s official death toll remains at eight.
Governor Asa Hutchinson will provide a further update – and will likely announce more cases – at his daily press conference at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports 7920 people have now been tested in the state.
The ADH reports 42 people have recovered from the virus.
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