There were 322 additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Arkansas today. Of those, 46 were in Washington County, 33 were in Benton County, and 23 were in Pulaski County.
There were 11 additional deaths. Of those, 10 were Arkansans over the age of 65.
The Governor announced today he is extending the Health Emergency order an additional 45 days. It was previously set to expire tomorrow.
The order states that the Health Secretary controls quarantines, isolation, and other restrictions related to COVID-19. The Governor said this order supersedes any other restrictions issued by local officials.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer Dillaha said at today’s briefing that if the majority of Arkansans were to wear masks, we could greatly reduce transmission in the state.