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Arkansas Nearing 1,000 Deaths From COVID-19, 399 New Positive Cases Reported

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Michael Hibblen

Arkansas has reported 399 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 10 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus.

The Department of Health said at least 69,449 people have tests positive for the virus since the pandemic began. The department also said an additional 21 people tested positive through antigen testing since Sunday, bringing the total number of those cases to 1,178.

The deaths reported Monday brings the state's COVID-19 fatalities to 986. Five more people were hospitalized, bringing the total to 378.

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