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Nearly 7,000 actives cases of coronavirus in Arkansas



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Saturday, July 11, the Arkansas Department of Health confirmed 1,061 new coronavirus cases in the state within 24 hours, bringing the biggest single day increase since the start of the pandemic in Arkansas.

Governor Hutchinson said the record high number of cases is concerning and could be a result of July 4th celebrations.

Last week, Gov. Hutchinson also announced schools will return this fall, but will return at a later date. The start date of school will be the week of August 24, but no later than August 26.

Key facts to know:

33,288 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
6,884 active cases as of July 18
357 reported deaths as of July 18
453 hospitalizations
105 on ventilators
25,292 recoveries as of July 18

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