ARKANSAS COVID CASES RISE - More than 49,000 Arkansans have tested positive for Covid-19. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Friday the state saw more than 1,000 positive cases in a single day. The Covid-19 death toll in Arkansas stands at 544. During his daily briefing from Little Rock, Hutchinson said he believes the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas is under control despite the rise in cases.
"Whenever you look at over the last five or six days, it's been very flat," Hutchinson explained. "Obviously today
there's been a spike up, but you look at the overall trend line and it's flat. Now obviously we want it to go down, but I think whenever it's flat that means it hasn't reached a tipping point that it is out of control,"
The Arkansas Department of Health on Sunday said there are 49,383 confirmed cases in the state.