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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...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020 file photo, Gov. Asa Hutchinson takes off his Arkansas Razorbacks facemark as he arrives for the daily coronavirus briefing at the state Capitol in Little Rock. Hutchinson issued the order Thursday, July, 16, 2020, effective Monday, July 20, requiring people to wear masks in public throughout the state, which is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases. The governor issued the order after weeks of resisting such a requirement. (Staton Breidenthal/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Virus cases at University of Arkansas approaching 1,000

Sep. 8, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas health officials on Tuesday said their biggest growth in new coronavirus cases is among college-aged people as the number of active infections at the University of Arkansas' main campus approached 1,000. The Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday reported 294 new...

Arkansas hits new record for a 1-day increase in virus cases

Sep. 4, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported its greatest one-day increase in new coronavirus cases as the University of Arkansas moved to restrict campus activities and large parties off-campus to combat a growing outbreak. The Department of Health reported 1,094 new confirmed cases of the virus...

A marble urn that contains the cremated remains of security guard Luis Zamudio, who died from symptoms related to COVID-19 at the age of 58, sits on a shelf along with his helmet and his face shield at his home in Lima, Peru, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The Latest: Australia adds 53 earlier dead to pandemic toll

Sep. 3, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australian authorities have added 53 deaths at nursing homes from earlier this year to the country’s total of coronavirus deaths. Those deaths plus six that officials reported Friday for the previous 24 hours raises Australia’s toll from the pandemic to 737. Victoria state...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020 file photo, Gov. Asa Hutchinson takes off his Arkansas Razorbacks facemark as he arrives for the daily coronavirus briefing at the state Capitol in Little Rock. Hutchinson issued the order Thursday, July, 16, 2020, effective Monday, July 20, requiring people to wear masks in public throughout the state, which is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases. The governor issued the order after weeks of resisting such a requirement. (Staton Breidenthal/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Arkansas lawmakers sue over state's coronavirus restrictions

Sep. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers in Arkansas filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the state's mask mandate and other coronavirus restrictions, even as the state reported one of its highest one-day increases in virus cases and deaths. The 18 lawmakers asked a judge to rule that the...

Arkansas reports new 1-day record increase in virus deaths

Sep. 3, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported its largest single-day increase in deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus, while the number of active cases at the University of Arkansas' Fayetteville campus jumped to nearly 400. The Department of Health reported 27 new deaths from...