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50 people have died from coronavirus in Arkansas

As of Sunday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 3,001 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — As of Sunday, April 26, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 3,001 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Gov. Hutchinson announced a two-day campaign called the Arkansas Surge Campaign. If you have symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, "Don’t Wait, Get Tested.” 

The governor also laid out a timeline of when decisions to open will be made leading up to May 4. This does not mean the decision will be yes, but a decision will be made on these dates: 

  • April 29 on restaurants 
  • April 30 on gyms 
  • May 1 on beauty salons/barber shops 
  • May 4 places of worship/large venues

Key facts to know:

  • 3,001 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas 
  • 39,469 total tests
  • 36,528 negative test results
  • 50 reported deaths
  • 987 recoveries
  • All Arkansas schools are closed for the remainder of the school year


Watch Saturday's press conference here: 

Sunday, April 26

7:25 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health has updated the coronavirus numbers throughout the state, confirming 3,001 total positive cases and one more person has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 50.

3:10 p.m.

A COVID-19 testing site is set to open on Monday, April 27, in the Shackleford Road Walmart parking lot.

State officials say the testing site is supported by Walmart and Quest Diagnostics who are working with state and local officials.

READ MORE: Coronavirus testing site to open in Little Rock Walmart parking lot

2:00 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health has updated the COVID-19 numbers throughout the state, confirming a total of 2,941 total positive cases with 985 recoveries.

Saturday, April 25

7:50 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirmed there are now 2,909 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas.

1:45 p.m.

The governor announced traditional high school graduation ceremonies are restricted until July 1. However, non-traditional graduations will be allowed as long as they follow social distancing guidelines. Secretary Johnny Key said they will be accepting proposals next week.

1:40 p.m.

Secretary of Health Nate Smith provides a breakdown of the numbers:

  • 104 hospitalizations
  • 22 on ventilators
  • 49 deaths
  • 970 recoveries
  • 37 nursing homes
    • 194 residents
    • 109 staff
  • 826 inmates at Cummins Unit

1:30 p.m.

As of Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,830 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state and 49 deaths.

Friday, April 24

6:30 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health confirms there are 2,810 positive COVID-19 cases across the state and 47 deaths.

1:50 p.m.

A total of 170,000 people have filed for unemployment in Arkansas during the coronavirus pandemic.

1:40 p.m.

Gov. Hutchinson announced dental procedures will be able to continue on May 18th.

Dr. Nate Smith breaks down 2,741 cases:

  • 104 hospitalizations
  • 25 on ventilators 
  • 932 recoveries
  • 34 nursing homes
    • 176 residents 
    • 102 staff
  • 285 healthcare workers
  • 690 inmates at Cummins Unit

1:30 p.m.

As of Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,741 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state. There are 198 new cases are in the Cummins Prison Unit. 

Over 2,800 people in Arkansas have been tested for COVID-19 since yesterday, with a 4.1% positivity rate.

9 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 2,606 positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Watch Thursday's press conference here:

The following counties have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19:

  • Arkansas County
  • Ashley County
  • Baxter County
  • Benton County
  • Boone County
  • Bradley County
  • Carroll County
  • Chicot County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Cleburne County
  • Cleveland County
  • Columbia County
  • Conway County 
  • Craighead County
  • Crawford County
  • Crittenden County
  • Cross County
  • Dallas County
  • Desha County
  • Drew County
  • Faulkner County
  • Franklin County
  • Garland County
  • Grant County
  • Greene County
  • Hempstead County
  • Hot Spring County
  • Howard County
  • Independence County
  • Izard County
  • Jackson County 
  • Jefferson County
  • Johnson County
  • Lafayette County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lee County
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
  • Lonoke County
  • Madison County
  • Miller County
  • Mississippi County
  • Monroe County
  • Nevada County
  • Newton County
  • Ouachita County
  • Perry County
  • Phillips County
  • Pike County
  • Poinsett County
  • Polk County
  • Pope County
  • Prairie County
  • Pulaski County
  • Randolph County
  • Saline County
  • Scott County
  • Searcy County
  • Sebastian County
  • Sevier County
  • Sharp County
  • St. Francis County
  • Stone County
  • Union County
  • Van Buren County
  • Washington County
  • White County
  • Woodruff County
  • Yell County

We will continue to update this article with new information as it becomes available.

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