Arkansas reports 222 coronavirus cases in public schools

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

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is reporting at least 795 new cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as well as 16 new deaths from the illness. The Health Department says 108 of the new cases were found in the state’s correctional system. The new cases push the Arkansas total past 60,000 to at least 60,378 since tracking of the coronavirus outbreak began in March, with a death toll from the outbreak of 772. The department says 5,473 cases are currently active and not among those who have died or recovered, while 384 are hospitalized, 23 fewer than Friday.