Several cases of coronavirus reported after a swim party in Arkansas, governor says


Arkansas, which allowed restaurants and gyms to reopen earlier this month, is seeing a second peak in new cases, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Saturday.

Several of the cases, the governor said, came from a swimming party attended by high schoolers.

“A high school swim party that I’m sure everybody thought was harmless,” Hutchinson said in a news conference. “They’re young, they’re swimming, they’re just having activity and positive cases resulted from that.”

The second summit has arrived about a month after the state’s count of new COVID-19 cases topped out around 300 on April 20. The highest single-day total is now 455, recorded on Thursday.

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