LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is reporting 16 more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and 35 more people hospitalized as the number of new cases continues to rise.
The Department of Health on Monday reported that the number of deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March now totals 1,197. The number of deaths includes both confirmed and probable cases.
The number of confirmed cases in the state rose by 596 to 74,286. The state says 447 people are currently in the hospital with COVID-19.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force says two-thirds of Arkansas’ counties have moderate or high levels of community transmission.
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