Coronavirus in Arkansas: 2,810 cases, 964 recoveries, 47 deaths


UPDATE (7:49 p.m.): There are now 2,810 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

There have been 964 recoveries and 47 deaths.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Friday 276 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas, raising the state total to 2741.

The new cases include 198 incarcerated people at the Cummins Unit prison in Lincoln County and 78 in the general community. There are an additional 30 staff at the Cummins Unit with the coronavirus and more awaiting test results.

Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith said he is concerned with the three-day uptick in confirmed cases among the community.

There are currently 104 patients in Arkansas hospitalized with the virus, including 25 on ventilators.

One additional person has died due to COVID-19 in the state, raising the death toll to 46.

Smith said there have been 932 recoveries from the virus, more than one-third of the state’s case count.

At the federal prison in Forrest City, Smith said there are 79 inmates and 11 staff with COVID-19.

The state says it received 2808 tests results over the past day, far more than Arkansas’ daily average of about 1000. Some of that is because commercial labs returned a significant number of test results, Gov. Hutchinson said.

Of those tests, the state reports a 4.1 percent positivity rate, including inmates.

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Updated as of 4/24/2020, 1:47 p.m.
*these data are updated once a day
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas2,741
Arkansas Department of Health Lab positive test results408
Commercial Lab positive test results1161

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Updated as of 4/23/2020, 7:00 p.m.
*these data are updated once a day
Currently Hospitalized101
Currently on Ventilator24
Total Nursing Home Residents174
GenderMale = 58.7%
Female = 41%
Age0-17: 70
18-24: 162
25-44: 818
45-64: 804
65+: 417
RaceBlack: 673
White: 1,213
Hispanic: 89
American Indian: 5
Asian: 26
Pacific Islander: 9
Multiracial: 11
Other: 71
Missing: 457
  • 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.

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