Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported 288 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 10,268 in the state of Arkansas.
“Of the 288 new cases, three counties predominate, which is interesting that Pulaski County has 51 new cases, Washington County 44 and Benton County 37, and all of the rest of the counties fewer than 20,” he said. “So you can see a little bit of change there from what we recited in recent days.”
There are 181 hospitalized, up eight from yesterday, with 49 individuals on ventilators. There are four additional deaths, bringing the number of related deaths to 165.
Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith noted that there are 3,087 active cases with 2,750 in the community, 199 in correctional facilities and 138 in nursing homes. Currently, 7,116 have recovered, up 241 from yesterday.
The top ten counties with the highest active community cases per 10,000 residents are Sevier, Yell, Washington, Crittenden, Lee, Benton, Nevada, Madison, Bradley and Little River.
Sevier County has 101.20 active cases per 10,000 residents. Yell has 43.57 per 10,000 residents. Washington has 30.98, Crittenden has 22.65, Lee has 21.28, Benton has 20.66, Nevada has 20.14, Madison has 17.42, Bradley has 14.61 and Little River has 14.19.
In terms of testing, there were 4,420 COVID-19 tests conducted across the state yesterday. As of June 10, the state has conducted 37,907 tests, nearly one-third of its testing goal of 120,000 for the month.