Arkansas reports 503 new coronavirus cases, 8 more deaths

    Arkansas reported 503 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday and eight additional deaths related to the new coronavirus.

    State health officials said the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 28,367. The death toll for the outbreak, which officials began tracking in early March, was 321 Sunday.

    Arkansas’ virus cases have dramatically risen since May, when the state began allowing businesses to reopen. As of Sunday, there were more than 6,400 active cases in the state, and nearly 21,600 people who’d had COVID-19 have recovered, according to health officials.

     

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