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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710ac0000IMPORTANT RESOURCESArkansas Department of Health's COVID-19 Update PageADH Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-803-7847 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F) After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response call 501-661-2136Gov. Asa Hutchinson's statewide mask mandate goes into effect July 20

About 71 Percent of State's Hospital Beds in Use

June 22, 2020 2:25 p.m. —  In today's COVID-19 update, Gov. Hutchinson reported the state has 16,083 positive cases, an increase of 522 from yesterday. Hospitalizations decreased by 7 for a total of 237. Arkansas has 227 deaths related to the coronavirus, an increase of 2. Gov. Hutchinson said 7,049 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours. As of today, the state has surpassed the governor's goal of conducting 120,000 tests in June.

Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith said the state has a total of 5,063 active cases. Of those, 106 are in nursing homes, 642 are in correctional facilities and 4,315 are in the community. Washington County has 124 new cases, Benton County has 78 and Hot Spring County has 85. Dr. Smith said the majority of the Hot Spring County cases are at a correctional facility in Malvern. Dr. Smith said there are 188 positive cases in the Benton County Jail. 

Gov. Hutchinson said 2,552 of the state's 8,917 hospital beds are available. In terms of ICU beds, 222 of the state's 970 are available. The governor said 583 of the state's 894 ventilators are available and more have been ordered.  Dr. Nate Smith said some hospitals have the ability to expand their bed capacity if needed.

You can watch the entire daily briefing here.