Governor stresses commercial labs need more resources for testing

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was joined by members of his cabinet to update citizens on the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday.

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Arkansas reports 794 more COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 794 more coronavirus cases and eight more deaths.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at a news conference the number of reported Arkansas cases since the outbreak began to be tracked in March has reached 29,733, with a total death toll of 331.

Hutchinson has not enacted a statewide mandate to wear a mask, but he is encouraging Arkansans to do so and has allowed cities to enact their own mandates.

On Saturday, the state reported a record 1,061 new cases.