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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

BREAKING: Health Officials confirm 16 cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas

Cynthia Barnhill
KASU Graphics Design, Photojournalism Intern

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison and state health officials announcedFriday that 3 more presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been detected, bringing the total to 9.

Watch the press conference below.  Video courtesy of the Governor's Office.

Update 3/12 2:13 PM

Hutchinson said the cases are related to the first case that was announced in Pine Bluff on Wednesday.  Officials say the patients are located in Saline, Jefferson, Pulaski, and Grant Counties.

Schools in the affected counties have been urged to close in those areas.