The number of cases continues to rise in Arkansas of the illness caused by the corona outbreak, and officials say six more people in the state have died, according to the Associated Press.
The Health Department said Wednesday that at least 8,067 people in the state have tested positive for the virus, an increase over the 7,818 reported Tuesday.
The number of active cases, excluding those who have died or recovered, reached a new high of 2,208. The number of people who have died from the illness caused by the virus rose to 142.
On social media, Sharp County Coroner Renee Clay-Circle reported one coronavirus-related death of a resident in an Ash Flat Nursing Home.
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