Arkansas reports 250 more coronavirus cases at state prison

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By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nearly a third of the inmates at an Arkansas prison have tested positive for the coronavirus. State health officials on Monday said that 600 inmates at the Cummins Unit tested positive for the virus, an increase of about 250 from the day before. Prison officials announced the first case at the facility a little more than a week ago. The Health Department said the number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to at least 1,923. Two more people have died from the virus, bringing the state’s total death toll to 42.