The governor’s address is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and can be watched in the video player above. COVID-19 in Arkansas: More than 1,700 new cases in last 24 hours, hospitalizations hit highest numbers since January
Data from the Arkansas Department of Health show that as of Wednesday, the state had 15.801 active cases of COVID-19, the highest number of active cases since early February. Hutchinson rethinking mask mandates in schools as cases rise
Severe cases of the illness are also at levels not seen since January, with current hospitalizations at 1,064, with 209 of those patients requiring ventilators. Local leaders around the state, including the Little Rock School District board, have petitioned the governor to help then overturn the new measure so they can determine their own rules for mask wearing and other COVID-19 mitigation steps.
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