ADH reports 273 new COVID-19 cases

FULL BRIEFING 9/1: Gov. Hutchinson and ADH COVID-19 update for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health gave an update to the public on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

Gov. Hutchinson reports 273 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas.

Currently, 423 are hospitalized and 814 have died from the virus.

Gov. Hutchinson said the state did not meet the testing goal for August.

The governor and the Arkansas Department of Health followed up on a question regarding a CDC report on pre-existing conditions and COVID-19 infections.

Dr. Jose Romero reports additional COVID-19 numbers.

The Arkansas Department of Health continues to hold testing events across the state including an event in Paragould later this week.

Gov. Hutchinson addresses a lawsuit concerning the emergency declaration.

The Mountain View School District has a middle school grade that has been affected by the virus. The Arkansas Department of Health feels schools have done well with the data they have.

Gov. Hutchinson addresses the cases at the University of Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Health stressed the risks are still there for those only battling the infection and should be taken seriously.

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