Arkansas reports 37,981 COVID-19 cases, 399 deaths

Arkansas reports 37,981 COVID-19 cases, 399 deaths
Arkansas had 37,981 cases reported as of Saturday. (Source: WIS)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The state of Arkansas saw 732 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths reported Saturday, compared with the same time Friday, state health officials said Saturday.

Arkansas had 37,981 cases reported as of Saturday.

State health officials said the number of active cases went down to 6,499 Saturday, from 7,028 on Friday, while 479 people remain hospitalized due to the virus.

Also, 105 people are on ventilators due to COVID-19.

Locally, one of the deaths reported Saturday was in Mississippi County. No details were released on the death.

State health officials said St. Francis County had 52 additional cases, while Craighead County had 36 new cases. White County reported 23 new cases, while Crittenden County reported 14, Mississippi County reported 12 and Cross County reported 10.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on social media Saturday that he believes that the wearing of masks can make a difference.

Gov. Hutchinson also asked people who may be sick or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to get a test.

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