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Over 7,200 total coronavirus cases in Arkansas, over 130 deaths

As of Sunday, May 31, Arkansas officials reported 240 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 7,253 positive cases in the state.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As of Sunday, May 31, Arkansas officials reported 240 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 7,253 positive cases in the state.

Key facts to know:

  • 7,253 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 1,845 active cases
  • 133 reported deaths
  • 115 hospitalizations
  • 27 on ventilators
  • 5,275 recoveries

Watch Friday's 1:30 p.m. press conference here:

Sunday, May 31

The Arkansas Department of Health has updated its COVID-19 dashboard to show there are 240 new cases in the state. That brings the total to 7,253 known cases.

There are currently 1,845 active cases in Arkansas.

Friday, May 29

1:50 p.m.

Stacy Hurst of Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism announced tent camping resumes at Arkansas parks beginning Monday, June 1, as well as bathhouses.

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 6,777 COVID-19 cases:

  • 239 new cases
    • 237 in community cases
    • 2 in prisons
  • 1,699 active cases
  • 24 on ventilators
  • 113 hospitalizations
  • 4,946 recoveries

Within the last 24 hours, Arkansas has seen more recoveries than new COVID-19 cases.

New COVID-19 cases by county from last 24 hours:

  • Washington County - 53
  • Benton County - 38
  • Sevier  County - 31
  • Crittenden County - 21
  • Pulaski County- 15

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson confirmed there are 239 new positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas. The total number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas has now reached at 6,777.

There were 7 additional deaths and 113 people are currently hospitalized. Since the beginning of COVID-19, this is the highest number of hospitalizations the state of Arkansas has ever seen.

Over 70,000 COVID-19 tests have been done in the month of May.

Credit: Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

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Thursday, May 28

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 6,538 COVID-19 cases:

  • 261 new cases
  • 1,830 active cases
    • 71 nursing home
    • 374 in prisons
    • 1,385 community cases (active) 
  • 27 on ventilators
  • 104 hospitalizations
  • 4,583  recoveries

Dr. Nate Smith said this 2nd wave of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas is seeing an increase in northwest Arkansas. Smith also said there's been a rapid increase in cases among the state's Latino communities. 

Watch Thursday's 1:30 p.m. press conference here:

Tent camping resumes at Arkansas parks beginning Monday, June 1, as well as bathhouses

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson confirmed there are 261 new positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas. The total number of coronvairus cases in Arkansas has now reached at 6,538.

This is the largest increase in community cases in a 24 hour period in the state of Arkansas.

There were 5 additional deaths and 104 people are currently hospitalized. 

Credit: Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health

New COVID-19 cases by county from last 24 hours:

  • Benton County - 85
  • Washington - 25
  • Pulaski County - 22
  • Crittenden County - 17
  • Craighead County -12
  • Sevier County - 11

Arkansas completed 2,966 COVID-19 tests in last 24 hours, with a 3.9% positivity rate. The national positivity rate is currently 10%. Gov. Hutchinson said the positivity rate is still very good even though the number of cases go up.

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Wednesday, May 27

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 6,277 COVID-19 cases:

  • 97 new cases
    • 95 community cases
    • 2 in correctional facility 
  • 1,733 active cases
    • 68 nursing home
    • 466 in prisons
    • 1,199 community cases (active) 
  • 22 on ventilators
  • 108 hospitalizations
  • 4,424 recoveries

Arkansas has tested over 117,000 people for COVID-19 since March 11.

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson confirmed there are 97 new positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas. The total number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas has now reached at 6,277.

There was 1 additional death and 108 people are currently hospitalized.

Arkansas completed 4,033 COVID-19 tests in last 24 hours, with a 1.9% positivity rate.

Credit: Data Source: Arkansas Department of Health



Watch Wednesday's 1:30 p.m. press conference here:

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Tuesday, May 26

1:50 p.m.

Gov. Hutchinson announced Dr. Nate Smith, Arkansas’ Secretary of Health, has taken a new position with the CDC in Atlanta, but he will continue to work with the state until August 28. 

1:40 p.m.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down the 6,180 COVID-19 cases:

  • 151 new cases
    • 150 community cases
    • 1 in correctional facility 
  • 1,729 active cases
    • 72 nursing home
    • 466 in prisons
    • 1191 community cases (active) 
  • 18 on ventilators
  • 107 hospitalizations

New COVID-19 cases by county from last 24 hours:

  • 29 in Washington County
  • 17 in Sevier County
  • 16 in Benton County
  • 13 in St. Francis County

Watch Tuesday's 1:30 p.m. press conference here:


COVID-19 cases broken down by race:

  • 50.7% White
  • 37.1% African American
  • 10.2% Hispanic

COVID-19 cases broken down by age:

  • 39% Ages 25-44
  • 14.3% Ages 65 or older
  • 74% of deaths are ages 65 or older

1:30 p.m.

During a press conference, Gov. Hutchinson confirmed there are 151 new positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas. The total number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas has now reached at 6,180.

There were 2 more deaths and 107 people are currently hospitalized.

Over the holiday weekend, Arkansas surpassed the original goal of 60,000 tests for month of May. Arkansas reached 61,000 total tests. There were 2,984 tests given in the last 24 hours, with a 3.3% positivity rate.

Credit: Data source: Arkansas Department of Health

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