LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has had its first deaths from the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced two people have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
Faulkner County's deputy coroner said the deaths include a 91-year-old man who died at a Conway hospital. The number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas rose from 201 Monday to 218.
Hutchinson said he planned to call a special session beginning Thursday to address a $353 million shortfall the state faces because of the outbreak's effects.