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Current timeline of the coronavirus pandemic in Arkansas

In the first two weeks, Arkansas has seen over 300 positive COVID-19 cases and over 1,500 negative tests.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A lot has happened since Arkansas saw its first confirmed positive case of coronavirus on March 11.

In that time, the number of confirmed cases has increased to over 300 and several cities and the State of Arkansas have taken steps to "flatten the curve."

Below you will find a current timeline of events. 

We will work to update this daily with updated numbers and the latest announcements from Governor Asa Hutchinson and other officials across the state.

March 11th

March 12th

  • Eight people positive
  • 25 negative tests

March 13th

March 14th

  • 14 people positive
  • 83 negative tests

March 15th

March 16th

March 18th

  • 37 people positive

March 19th

March 20th

March 21st

March 22nd

  • 165 people positive
  • 711 negative tests

March 23rd

March 24th

  • 232 people positive
  • 998 negative tests
  • 2 reported deaths

March 25th

March 26th

  • 349 people positive
  • 1,533 negative tests
  • 3rd death announced

March 27th

  • 384 people positive
  • 1,625 negative tests
  • 2,009 total tests

March 28th

  • 409  people positive
  • 2,989 negative tests 
  • 3,398 total tests
  • 5 total deaths

March 29th

  • 449 people positive 
  • 3,087 negative tests
  • 3,536 total tests
  • 6th death announced

March 30th

  • 508 people positive
  • 5,520 negative tests
  • 6,028 total tests
  • 7th death announced

March 31st

  • 566 people positive
  • 7,354 negative tests 
  • 7,920 total tests
  • 8 death announced

April 1st

  • 624 people positive
  • 7,836 negative tests
  • 8,460 total tests
  • 10th death announced

April 2nd

  • 683 people positive 
  • 8,309 negative tests
  • 8,992 total tests
  • 12th death announced
  • Saline County judge issues 'Stay at Home' order to minors due to COVID-19

RELATED: Gov. Hutchinson explains why he hasn't issued 'stay at home' order for Arkansas yet

April 3rd

  • 704 people positive
  • 8,995 negative tests
  • 9,699 total tests

April 4th

  • 743 people positive
  • 9,627 negative tests
  • 10,370 total tests
  • 14th death announced

April 5th

  • 853 people positive
  • 10,927 negative tests
  • 11,780 total tests
  • 16 deaths
  • 14 new cases announced in a Forrest City correctional facility

April 6th

  • 927 people positive
  • 12,337 negative tests
  • 13,264 total tests
  • Gov. Hutchinson announced schools will be closed for the rest of the school year.

April 7th

  • 997 people positive
  • 12,781 negative tests
  • 13,778 total tests
  • 18 deaths
  • 189 recoveries

RELATED: All Arkansas schools closed for rest of school year during coronavirus pandemic

April 8th

  • 1,071 people positive
  • 13,833 negative tests
  • 14,904 total tests

We will update this article daily with the latest information.

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