LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coronavirus cases continue to soar in Arkansas, approaching the 100,000 mark as Gov. Asa Hutchinson called this weekend “critical” to the state’s fight against COVID-19. State health officials reported 1,015 new coronavirus cases Friday, a high number for Arkansas but down from Thursday’s daily-record 1,278 cases. The state Department of Health on Tuesday reported that the new confirmed cases bring the state total for the outbreak to 97,539 with 8,609 now active and 590 requiring hospitalization. Meanwhile, 20 more people died of the coronavirus Friday, bringing the state death toll to 1,665.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) — An Arkansas church that insisted it would continue meeting despite restrictions implemented by officials due to the coronavirus will be ordered by officials to suspend large group gatherings. Gov. […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ state parks will close to the public after officials said they had problems that included difficulty ensuring compliance with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Texas Parks and Wildlife […]
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas surpassed 1,000 total deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus on Tuesday, including more than 100 newly-counted fatalities from probable cases over the past several […]