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Arkansas coronavirus cases increase

 Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, center, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 12, 2020, where Hutchinson announced the number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to six and that his administration told public schools in four counties to temporarily close. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, center, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday, March 12, 2020, where Hutchinson announced the number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to six and that his administration told public schools in four counties to temporarily close. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo) (KY3)
Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM CDT
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Arkansas' governor has ordered new financial help for people and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The assistance detailed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday comes as the number if COVID-19 cases in Arkansas jumps from 22 to 37, its largest single-day increase. The assistance Hutchinson announced includes loans for some businesses and incentives for child-care providers. The governor also temporarily waived a work requirement for food stamps.

Hutchinson on Tuesday eased some of the restrictions for seeking unemployment benefits.

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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson is addressing the latest in spike of coronavirus cases. WATCH HERE

Posted by KY3 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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