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Arkansas reports largest one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths


August 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported its largest single-day increase in deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus as the state moved closer toward resuming in-person classes at public schools.

The Department of Health reported 22 people had died from COVID-19, bringing the state's total fatalities from the illness since the pandemic began to 663. The department reported 887 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the state's total to 55,652.

The department said half of the new deaths occurred in nursing homes. Four of the deaths occurred in July and were late rep...

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