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Arkansas cases during the coronavirus pandemic top 80,000

Sep. 26, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of reported Arkansas coronavirus cases has topped 80,000 after the addition Saturday of 809 cases of the virus that causes COVID-19, the Arkansas Department of Health reported. Those new cases brought the state’s total caseload since tracking of the pandemic began...

Arkansas reports nearly 800 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Sep. 25, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported that 20 more people died from the illness caused by the coronavirus as the state added nearly 800 new confirmed virus cases. The Department of Health said the number of fatalities in the state from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March now total...

Campaign launched to oppose Arkansas highway tax measure

Sep. 25, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An unlikely coalition of anti-tax advocates, environmentalists and community groups said Friday it is campaigning against an Arkansas highway sales tax measure backed by the state's Republican governor and top lobbying groups. The “No Permanent Tax. No on Issue 1" committee...

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...