Governor’s briefing: Positive cases pass 500, one new death, yet state staying under projections

At Tuesday’s statewide COVID-19 briefing, Health Director Dr. Nate Smith said the most recent COVID-19 death in the state was reported at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville. The victim was over the age of 65, Smith said. The death brings the statewide total to eight. A statement from White River Health System (WRHS) […]

Legendary New Orleans Saints Kicker Tom Dempsey Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Record-setting New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has tested positive for COVID-19. Dempsey, 73, is battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at a senior-living facility in New Orleans. At least 50 residents of the facility have been affected by the coronavirus, with at least 13 passing away. Ashley Dempsey, his daughter, said his symptoms have been […]

Governor’s COVID-19 update: 473 positive, one more death, additional $43 million in more PPE on way

More state funds have been made available to help Arkansas order an additional $45 million worth of personal protection equipment (PPE) and ventilators that are on the market, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at his daily statewide COVID-19 briefing on Monday. Last week’s special session had already resulted in a $30 million PPE order for the […]