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COVID-19 cases top 1,600 in Arkansas; 37 deaths reported



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The positive COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas has grown to over 1,600.

As of 9:45 p.m. Thursday, April 16, there are 1,620 positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, 83 people in the hospital, 548 recoveries, and 37 deaths.

Both Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith again addressed questions regarding life in Arkansas after the peak of COVID-19. Hutchinson said he’ll received an update from his medical advisory group on Friday.

Meanwhile, Dr. Smith said he’s seeing “good trends” but will continue to look at the data to make wise choices on when to ease restrictions in Arkansas.

Breakdown Provided During Thursday’s News Conference

  • Total Cases: 1,620
  • Active Cases: 1,035
  • Deaths: 37
  • Recoveries: 548
  • 83 in the Hospital, 21 on ventilators
  • Healthcare Workers: 223, up 8 from Wednesday
  • Nursing Homes: 118 cases, up 15 from Wednesday and includes 28 facilities under investigation
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