According to stats from the Arkansas Health Department, there are now over 200 cases of positive tests for COVID-19 in the state. As of 9:20 this morning, the exact number of cases is 206 statewide. Out of 1,153 tested in Arkansas, 947 tests have been reported as negative.
The department says there have been no deaths from coronavirus in the state as of this morning. Nationwide, deaths from COVID-19-related issues at the time of this post are nearing 600, while there are close to 46,500 cases in the U.S.
Screenshot of the Arkansas Department of Health’s COVID-19 update page, taken this morning.
Below is a copy of the directive sent by the Arkansas Department of Health yesterday to “Barbers, Body Art Establishments, Body Art Schools, Cosmetology Establishments, Massage Therapy Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas” to close in response to the possibility of spreading COVID-19.
The directive will go into effect tomorrow at 12 p.m.
The new White River Now mobile app has started featuring regular COVID-19 updates and podcasts. In addition to the updates featured on the White River Now family of radio stations, the COVID-19 podcast section also features two new interviews with Sen. James Sturch and state Rep. Stu Smith. Download the free White River Now app today from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and keep up-to-date on all local and state coronavirus information and to listen to the streams of White River Now radio stations.
We also carry live feeds of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s COVID-19’s briefings on-air, online, and through the White River Now app on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and on White River Now’s Facebook page.
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