The Arkansas Department of Health has updated the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 30 on its pandemic information page. Four of the 30 were tested by the health department; the others are results from commercial labs.

UPDATE: The governor later said information from provide labs increased the total number in the state to 33.


There are 50 persons under investigation for possible infection and 377 people begin monitored by ADH with daily check-ins because of identified risk.

The department lab has been able to run 211 tests so far; 185 were negative. Commercial labs have run 51 negative tests.


Max will update from the 1:30 press conference, to be live-streamed.

Help us report on the coronavirus crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping all aspects of life in Arkansas. We're interested in hearing from doctors, nurses and other health care workers; from patients and their families; from people in longterm care facilities and their families; from parents and students affected by the crisis; from people who have lost their job; from people with knowledge of workplaces or communities that aren't taking appropriate measures to slow the spread of the disease; and more.

Send us a tip
Previous article Legislator reports two coronavirus cases in Faulkner County Next article The daily news (coronavirus) update and open line

Note to commenters: Due to issues with spam/scams and complaints with our former comments system, we have implemented a new system called Hyvor. You must create a new account (separate from any paywall accounts you may have) in order to leave a comment. The First and Last name field will display as your author name, so use a psuedonym if you want to retain anonymity. More info