Saturday: 1,312 active cases, 9 new deaths; Barber/beauty schools to reopen May 6

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Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 3,372

Deaths: 73

Recovered: 1,987

Total Active Cases: 1,312

Total Tested: Over 50,305*

(previously updated)

Source: ADH Website, Governor’s press conference

100 hospitalized, 20 on the ventilator; 3 new deaths from the past 24 hours, 2 among Cummins inmates who were hospitalized, 1 from the community; six others occurred in the last days to weeks; total nursing home deaths: 28; 233 nursing home residents test positive, 145 workers or nursing home staff positive, 40 nursing homes where there are “on-going investigations)

Barber and beauty schools are now included in the directive for salons/barbershops and can now start business on May 6

Source: Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr Nate Smith during governor’s press conference

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NEA County Numbers:

  • Randolph County: 18 positive, 14 recoveries, 509 negative
  • Clay County: 3 positive, 0 recoveries, 246 negative
  • Cleburne County: 73 positive, 67 recoveries, 164 negative, 4 deaths
  • Craighead County: 80 positive, 48 recoveries, 1,045 negative, 0 death
  • Crittenden County: 188 positive, 144 recoveries, 1,057 negative, 5 deaths
  • Fulton County: 1 positive, 0 recoveries, 87 negative
  • Greene County: 16 positive, 10 recoveries, 690 negative
  • Independence County: 10 positive, 9 recoveries, 180 negative
  • Jackson County: 1 positive, 1 recoveries, 80 negative
  • Lawrence County: 59 positive, 27 recoveries, 265 negative, 2 deaths*
  • Mississippi County: 20 positive, 8 recoveries, 189 negative
  • Poinsett County: 23 positive, 11 recoveries, 127 negatives
  • Sharp County: 9 positives, 3 recoveries, 62 negative
  • Don’t see your county? Click here to find it on ADH’s map.

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United States: 1,117,979 positive

65,416 have died. 164,015 have recovered.

Global: 3,392,771 positive

241,193 have died. 1,068,848 have recovered.

Source: Johns Hopkins University.

Tracking the Growth

The latest numbers have been added to graphics by our friend Dr. Pat Carroll, who is helping us track new cases and active cases by date.

Updated 7 PM May 1
Updated 7 PM May 1


Gyms to resume operations May 4 – with restrictions

Thursday afternoon, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced gyms would begin reopening on May 4 (Monday). However, numerous restrictions and safety measures must be taken by the fitness locations. Face coverings must be worn by all – except when actively exercising. No pools, spas, showers, or saunas will be allowed.


Salons, barber shops, tattoo shops, beauty schools to reopen May 6


Restaurants to begin limited dine-in service starting May 11

Restaurants will be opened for limited dine-in service beginning on May 11, Governor Hutchinson announced on Wednesday.

In phase one, the governor said capacity will be limited to about 30% of restaurant’s normal limit. Strict social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Bars must still be closed at restaurants – for patrons – but can still serve drinks (just no congregating at the bar).


Places of worship, larger congregations to learn their fate Monday

On Monday, May 4, expect an announcement regarding places of worship and larger congregations of gathering size. is the YouTube URL for the live stream.


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