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Arkansas reaches nearly 900 coronavirus deaths



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Last Wednesday, FEMA’s grant funding will allow Arkansas to provide $300 per week, on top of their regular unemployment benefit, to those unemployed due to COVID-19.

Arkansas on Thursday reported at least 411 students, teachers and staff at public schools are actively infected with the coronavirus as the state’s new cases continued rising.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson urged people to set the right example and to wear a mask after being asked about Attorney General Leslie Rutledge posting photos of not wearing a mask or social distancing at a Republic National Convention event at the White House.

Key facts to know:

  • 65,377 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 6,188 active cases
  • 894 reported deaths
  • 389 hospitalizations
  • 78 on ventilators
  • 58,295 recoveries
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