Gov. Asa Hutchinson says three more people in Arkansas are presumed to have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of presumptive cases in the state to nine.
In a news conference at the Arkansas Department of Health Friday, Hutchinson said one case indicates the first instance of community spread of the virus in the state, in Little Rock.
Arkansas Governor confirms 12 presumptive cases of coronavirus in Arkansas
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson along with the Arkansas Department of Health and state health experts held a press conference in Little Rock regarding coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Arkansas: What you need to know
- Twelve people have tested presumptive positive for coronavirus in Arkansas, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson
- Arkansas health experts at the press conference said the 3 new cases were contracted in a care unit setting.
- The Governor said a substantial number of coronavirus tests were done in Northwest Arkansas early on.
- The Governor says he will meet with Vice President Pence on Monday about resources Arkansas will need at this time.
- The Arkansas Department of Health says there are more than 200 people being monitored for coronavirus in the state of Arkansas at this time.
- The positive case of most concern is the one where there is no linkage to out of state exposure.
- There is no evidence of community transition outside of Little Rock.