Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson extends emergency declaration; daily COVID-19 cases rise again

The governor addressed the state Tuesday during his weekly briefing.
The governor addressed the state Tuesday during his weekly briefing.(KY3)
Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 1:56 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2020 at 1:57 PM CST
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KY3) - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday he is extending the state’s emergency declaration related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor addressed the state Tuesday during his weekly briefing.

The emergency declaration will last another 60 days. It was to expire on December 31. The emergency declaration keeps restrictions statewide in place associated with preventing the spread of the virus.

Health leaders reported an additional 2,718 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 219,246. The state reported an additional 66 deaths. Testing in the state set a monthly record in December.

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