COVID-19 Response Update
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas climbed to 738 as of Friday evening, with 12 deaths blamed on the virus. During the daily update, state officials indicated a little over seven percent of those tested have been positive for the coronavirus. Nationwide the number of cases climbed over 275,000 and the number of deaths has now reached over 7,000.
Here in Arkansas, social distancing is still being encouraged, although Gov. Asa Hutchinson indicated he still feels a statewide lockdown is not warranted based on the numbers. Meanwhile, a mandatory stay-at-home order has been issued for the state of Missouri beginning Monday, and will go into effect at midnight Sunday night. Walmart has also announced they'll be limiting the number of customers allowed in each of their stores for the near future.
Of course, the latest for the state of Arkansas may be found on the Arkansas Department of Health website at https://adem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3iaFBnh5MuZ...