Virus Cases Increase, Schools Closed Until Mid April

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 swelled to 62 in the state of Arkansas according to Thursday's update. Cases were also reported in the region, with confirmed patients as close as Craighead, Poinsett and Independence counties. Meanwhile, Gov. Asa Hutchinson ordered public dining to cease and indicated schools would remained closed through at least Friday, April 17.

The complete update from the Arkansas Department of Health may be found online at

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