COVID-19 Update Confirm 3,087 active cases with 165 Total Deaths in Arkansas as of 1:30 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, confirm 3,087 active cases (break out as 138 Nursing Homes, 199 in Prisons, 2750 in Community), 7,116 recovered, for a total of 10,368 total Confirmed Cases.

At the time of this press conference, a total of 181 are Hospitalized, 49 ICU Patients, as of 1:30 pm as of June 10, 2020.

Notes from the News Conference

Governor Asa Hutchinson “Arkansas is best to move forward together and move to Phase 2” Arkansas has already moved to stage 2 in many areas.

Phase Two Guidelines from the CDC
For States and Regions with no evidence of a rebound and that satisfy the gating criteria a second time

ALL VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.

All individuals, WHEN IN PUBLIC (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 50 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed.


Continue to ENCOURAGE TELEWORK, whenever possible and feasible with business operations.

Close COMMON AREAS where personnel are likely to congregate and interact, or enforce moderate social distancing protocols.

Strongly consider SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS for personnel who are members of a VULNERABLE POPULATION.

SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZED YOUTH ACTIVITIES (e.g., daycare, camp) can reopen.

VISITS TO SENIOR CARE FACILITIES AND HOSPITALS should be prohibited. Those who do interact with residents and patients must adhere to strict protocols regarding hygiene.

LARGE VENUES (e.g., sit-down dining, movie theaters, sporting venues, places of worship) can operate under moderate physical distancing protocols.

ELECTIVE SURGERIES can resume, as clinically appropriate, on an outpatient and in-patient basis at facilities that adhere to CMS guidelines.

GYMS can remain open if they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.

BARS may operate with diminished standing-room occupancy, where applicable and appropriate.

Counties with COVID-19 cases: broke out as total active (Counties Ranked by Active Cases), then by total positive, total negative, total recoveries and deaths in the Timeless 106.1 KFFB listening area (as of 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020):

Pulaski County Active Positive: 308, Total Positive: 1,188, Recovered: 839, Deaths: 41, Negatives: 17,532

Pope County Active Positive: 65, Total Positive: 222, Recovered: 155, Deaths: 2, Negatives: 3,184

Faulkner County Active Positive: 21, Total Positive: 124, Recovered: 100, Deaths: 3, Negatives: 3,700

Lonoke County Active Positive: 10, Total Positive: 64, Recovered: 54, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 2,377

Jackson County Active Positive: 9, Total Positive: 14, Recovered: 5, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 507

White County Active Positive: 7, Total Positive: 52, Recovered: 44, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 2,229

Sharp County Active Positive: 6, Total Positive: 50, Recovered: 41, Deaths: 3, Negatives: 605

Independence Active Positive: 4, Total Positive: 36, Recovered: 32, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 1,321

Baxter County Active Positive: 3, Total Positive: 14, Recovered: 11, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 960

Stone County Active Positive: 3, Total Positive: 11, Recovered: 8, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 532

Van Buren County Active Positive: 2, Total Positive: 30, Recovered: 26, Deaths: 2, Negatives: 695

Conway County Active Positive: 2, Total Positive: 16, Recovered: 13, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 712

Izard County Active Positive: 0, Total Positive: 17, Recovered: 16, Deaths: 1, Negatives: 425

Cleburne County Active Positive: 1, Total Positive: 74, Recovered: 69, Deaths: 4, Negatives: 1,017

Fulton County Active Positive: 1, Total Positive: 8, Recovered: 7, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 500

Searcy County Active Positive: 0, Total Positive: 7, Recovered: 7, Deaths: 0, Negatives: 592

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Notes from past News Conferences

New website for unemployment (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Email Alert System scan me code on the new website)

Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the School year, no in-school instruction, Sr’s will graduate, AMI will be continuing,  for 2019-2020 school year

Dr. Smith encouraging folks to be outside because of ultraviolet light decreases transmission for a wide variety of germs

If you are unemployed text the word, “unemployment” to 501-376-1111

ADH has activated a call center to answer questions from health care providers and the public about the novel coronavirus. During normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm), urgent and non-urgent calls, please call 1-800-803-7847 or email After normal business hours and weekend calls, needing immediate response, please call 1-800-554-5738.


Watch Today’s Wednesday, June 10, 2020 News Conference