Arkansas reports biggest one-day spike in coronavirus cases


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported its biggest single-day increase in coronavirus cases.

The Health Department on Thursday said at least 22,075 people in the state have tested positive for the virus. That’s an increase of 878 new confirmed cases since Wednesday.

The department said 6,098 of those cases are active, meaning they don’t include people who have died or recovered.

Thursday marks the biggest one-day increase since the state reported 731 new cases on June 12, and it’s more than twice as many new cases as reported on Wednesday.

Featured image: At today’s COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson points to a graph representing Thursday’s record-breaking report of its biggest single-day increase of coronavirus cases,

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