Arkansas reports 2nd highest spike in new virus cases

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported its second-highest increase in new coronavirus cases and four more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health on Wednesday said at least 25,246 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 734 new cases since Tuesday. The department said 5,545 of those cases are active, meaning they don’t include people who have died or recovered. The one-day spike was the state’s highest since Thursday when it reported 878 new confirmed cases. The state’s cases have risen dramatically since it began allowing businesses to reopen in May.

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