Arkansas reports record-breaking COVID-19 hospitalizations

Gov. Asa Hutchinson held a special press conference Friday on the COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas.  Click below to listen to the full update.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas’ COVID-19 hospitalizations have climbed to a new high as the state’s coronavirus cases keep mounting. The Department of Health reported Friday that 36 more people were hospitalized with the illness caused by the coronavirus.  That brings the state’s total hospitalizations to 935. The state’s probable and confirmed virus cases rose by 2,061 to 141,916. The state’s COVID-19 deaths rose  by 24 to 2,321. Nevertheless, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday that he saw no need for further restrictions a day after he ordered bars, restaurants and clubs that serve alcohol to close by 11 p.m.