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Arkansas reports more than 1K new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Sep. 24, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Thursday reported 17 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus and one of its highest one-day increases in new confirmed cases. The Department of Health said 1,246 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. That figure includes both confirmed...

Arkansas asks judge to dismiss lawsuit over virus mandates

Sep. 23, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 20 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus on Wednesday as the state asked a judge to dismiss an effort by some Republican lawmakers to invalidate virus safety restrictions. The state Department of Health reported that 1,229 people have died from...

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

Sep. 22, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a federal judge to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they're rejected due to signature issues. The League of Women Voters of Arkansas argues in the lawsuit that Arkansas law regarding...

Arkansas reports 12 more virus deaths, 12 more in hospital

Sep. 22, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 12 more deaths and 12 more people in the hospital from the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The Department of Health reported 486 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state's total since the virus outbreak began in March to 74,772....

Arkansas reports 16 more virus deaths, 35 more in hospital

Sep. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday reported 16 more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and 35 more people hospitalized as a White House task force said the state had the 4th highest rate of new virus cases in the country. The Department of Health reported that the number...

Arkansas reports nearly 900 new virus cases, 9 more deaths

Sep. 17, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 883 new confirmed cases Thursday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as well as nine more COVID-19 deaths. The state's confirmed virus cases since the pandemic began has increased to 71,614, according to the Department of Health. The state's total of COVID-19...

Arkansas' new virus cases at 8th in nation, report says

Sep. 16, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than 600 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Arkansas and seven more deaths were reported Wednesday while a new White House report kept the state in the red zone for new virus cases per capita, officials said. The White House Coronavirus Task Force said the state had the...

Arkansas surpassed 1,000 virus deaths since pandemic began

Sep. 15, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday surpassed 1,000 total deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus, including more than 100 newly-counted fatalities from probable cases over the past several weeks. The state reported 17 new deaths among confirmed coronavirus cases. The Health Department...

Arkansas again posts new daily record for coronavirus cases

Sep. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported a new daily record for confirmed coronavirus cases, surpassing the one-day record increase set a week ago. The Department of Health reported 1,107 people tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, bringing the state's total confirmed cases since...

Arkansas reports 385 new coronavirus cases, 11 more deaths

Sep. 9, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported 385 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus as a White House task force said the state has one of the highest rates for new cases in the country. The Health Department reported the state's total cases since the pandemic began in March is 66,406. The...