FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: (6:55 p.m.) There are now 683 cases, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
A total of 8,992 people have been tested in Arkansas and 8,309 have come back negative.
There have been 12 deaths and 50 recoveries.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: (1:45 p.m.) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 643 cumulative cases and two additional deaths in Arkansas due to COVID-19 at his daily press conference on Thursday.
The state’s death toll now stands at 12. Four of the deceased individuals were between the ages of 19-64 and eight were older than 65, according to Dr. Nate Smith with the Arkansas Department of Health.
One of the recent deaths was an individual in Briarwood Nursing Center in Little Rock, the second death at that senior care home. The other was a person between 19 and 64-years-old. Both had underlying health conditions, Smith said.
The ADH secretary said 91 healthcare workers in Arkansas have been infected by COVID-19.
The number of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas has surpassed 600, according to the latest figures from the Arkansas Department of Health.
The ADH reported in an update on Wednesday night 625 total cases and 10 deaths due to the coronavirus in Arkansas.
The state reports 8460 individuals have been tested for COVID-19.
There have been 42 reported recoveries from the virus.