Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that there are 591 new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas out of 3,933 tests that were returned on Tuesday. Additionally, there were six deaths associated with the virus.
While Hutchinson announced the new numbers, Dr. Jose Romero shared that 27,990 total patients have recovered from the Coronavirus in Arkansas. Romero stated that there are only 6,876 active cases in Arkansas at this time, with 5,820 of those cases being community cases.
The new cases included seven from correctional facilities, Romero said. He said most of the recent new cases at correctional facilities are from the Ouachita River Unit in Malvern.
Pulaski County saw the largest uptick in cases with 80 new cases, followed by Benton County with 46, Washington County with 38, Craighead County with 33, Faulkner County with 30, and Garland County with 30.
Additionally, Commerce Secretary Mike Preston stated that claims for unemployment in Arkansas are around 92,00 and trending down, and that an additional $600 in pandemic unemployment benefits is set to expire at the end of the week.