LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of novel coronavirus infection cases in Arkansas has risen to six, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday as his administration told public schools in four counties to close temporarily.
Public schools in Grant, Jefferson, Pulaski and Saline counties would close for the next two weeks, Hutchinson said.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.