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Gov. Hutchinson says Arkansas residents must manage virus risk

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Published: May. 24, 2020 at 6:58 PM CDT
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says residents must manage the risk of the coronavirus as the state reopens during the pandemic, even as the number of cases increase.

He said Sunday on a national news broadcast that "it doesn’t diminish the seriousness in which we take it, but we have to manage the risk, grow our economy.”

The Arkansas Department of Health says the number of new coronavirus cases in Arkansas increased Sunday by 147 to 5,922. The state has reported 116 deaths.

The state has been rolling back coronavirus restrictions on businesses in recent days. Pools and water parks were allowed to reopen Friday, and freestanding bars can resume service on Tuesday.

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