Ozarks At Large

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Arkansas saw an increase of 784 positive cases of COVID-19 today with an additional 15 deaths and 13 more hospitalizations. There are now 526 Arkansans in hospitals across the state, the highest total number since the pandemic began. Governor Asa Hutchinson said the state received more than 5,800 tests in the last 24-hour monitoring period and Arkansas's overall positivity rate is at 8.5 percent. Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero reminded Arkansans they should quarantine following a test until they receive results.

Courtesy / James Hestekin

Researchers from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are creating and testing a long-lasting liquid anti-bacterial, anti-viral surface spray coating for both domestic and commercial use.

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discuss how Arkansas is dealing with the virus and how social justice may play into November’s elections.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is urging hooved animal owners to comply with animal movement restrictions issued in response to the discovery of Vesticular Stomatitis Virus in three horses in Benton County. VSV is a viral disease affecting horses, cattle, sheep, goats and swine. Transmission typically occurs through fly bites.

Courtesy / Jami Linder Photography

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has observed two new bird species nesting in a southern Arkansas wetland that had been restored.