BENTON, Ark. — Benton county reported the most number of new cases. pulaski county was close behind. Washington and Sevier Counties round out the top four. Cases are climbing in the western part of the state and the eastern side is seeing a decline. The numbers have put phase two on hold for now. The governor explains why we will not open by regions even though the virus is impacting different areas in different ways.
“What might be a low caseload today, we need to watch that just like we watch the rest of the state and I think we’ve proven that is the right approach is to move our state together,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson.
Over 380,000 COVID tests were administered yesterday. The state is still under the national positivity rate at four point four percent. Officials hope to test 120 thousand people this month.