Arkansas has seen a spike of at least 27 cases in St. Francis County, officials said at a press conference today.
Arkansas Department of Health Director Dr. Nate Smith said that many of the cases may be connected to the federal prison at Forrest City.
Officials say they are concerned because not all inmates and staff at the prison have been tested and now they are seeing a larger community spread in the county.
The state has received enough remdesivir to treat 50 patients, which will be distributed by the Arkansas Department of Health, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.
By the numbers: Currently there are 59 people hospitalized in the state. The state is reporting 4,164 cases of coronavirus and 95 deaths.