Coronavirus in Arkansas: 2,276 cases, 863 recoveries, 42 deaths


UPDATE (9:00 p.m.): The first person has died of COVID-19 in Washington County, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

There are 2,392 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the state.

A total of 31,442 people have been tested.

There have been 893 recoveries and 44 deaths.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 2276 cumulative cases of COVID-19 at his daily press conference on Wednesday.

Hutchinson said the state’s death toll has actually be reduced by one, down to 42, after a Missouri resident who died in Arkansas was removed from the total.

The number of patients hospitalized with the virus has risen from 86 to 97, the governor said.

Of the 49 new cases announced by the state Wednesday, thirteen are inmates at the Cummins Unit state prison in Lincoln County, Hutchinson reported.

There have been 29,713 tests conducted in Arkansas, the ADH reports.

For more information on COVID-19 in Arkansas, visit

Updated as of 4/22/2020, 1:48 p.m.
*these data are updated once a day
Currently Hospitalized97
Currently on Ventilator23
Total Nursing Home Residents170
GenderMale = 57.5%
Female = 42.4%
Age0-17: 70
18-24: 162
25-44: 788
45-64: 788
65+: 412
RaceBlack: 628
White: 1,157
American Indian: 5
Asian: 25
Pacific Islander: 8
Multiracial: 9
Other: 66
Missing: 329
  • For Projected vs. Actual COVID-19 Infections in Arkansas, click here.
  • For COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here.
  • For number of deaths by county, click here.
  • For more demographic data, click here.
  • For more COVID-19 data, click here.

ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00am – 4:30pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847 or email us.

Click here for a list of Local Health Units that are partially or fully closed. All other health units not listed are fully open. The list is subject to change on a day to day basis.

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