LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – There are a reported 515 new coronavirus cases in Arkansas on Saturday and nine additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
There are a total of 64,690 total cases and 882 people have died, the health department said, an increase from 64,175 cases and 873 deaths reported Friday. The true number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.
The department also reported 5,840 active cases and that 57,968 people have recovered.
The number of newly confirmed cases on Saturday is a drop from the record 1,094 new cases reported Friday and comes as health officials said theyre worried about the possibility of the outbreak growing during the Labor Day weekend.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.
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