Arkansas COVID-19 Update 6/24/2020

Daily COVID-19 Update 6/24/2020
697 new cases today
17375 total cumulative cases


5567 actives cases
267 hospitalizations
58 on ventilators
240 deaths -3 additional
7,374 tested yesterday


Breakdown of highest positives per county..
Hot Spring- 168 from Malvern
Washington- 79
Benton. 67
Pulaski 51
Sebastian 40
Faulkner 29
Columbia 26
Yell 26
The rest of the counties had fewer than 20 cases per county.
More testing is the goal for next month and the Governor has requested ADH hire more contact testers to meet the need of increased cases.
The Governor urged Arkansans use precautions when traveling to other states in his speech today.
It should be noted that several states (Kansas, NY, NJ, and Connecticut) have placed a 14 day quarantine on travelers from Arkansas due to the large spike in cases within our state.
Arkansans need to remember the importance of wearing a face covering and social distancing in slowing the spread of coronavirus.