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The Arkansas High School Pool Party is causing a second wave of COVID-19 cases

A high school pool party has caused a second wave of coronavirus cases in Arkansas, according to the state governor.

Governor Asa Hutchinson said the state, which reopened restaurants and gyms earlier this month, now saw “a second spike” in infections.

He said some of those new infections have been linked to a pool party attended by high school students.

“A high school swim party that I’m sure everyone thought was harmless. They are young, they swim, they just have activity and positive cases have emerged from that, ”said Hutchinson.

The governor would not reveal any further details about the party, including how many people tested positive, how many people attended, or where it was held.

Governor Asa Hutchinson said that Arkansas, which reopened restaurants and gyms earlier this month, now saw “a second spike” in infections. He said some of those new infections have been linked to a pool party attended by high school students

As of Sunday, Arkansas had registered just over 5,900 COVID-19 infections and the death toll was 116.

The number of daily infections rose by 454 last Thursday, the largest increase in the state since the first pandemic broke out.

That second wave came about a month after 291 new cases were reported on April 21 in what was believed to be the first peak of the state outbreak.

Governor Hutchinson described it as the “second peak.”

“It is clear to me that we have one peak, and then we had a deep dive, and now we have a second peak, and they are really about 30 days apart,” he said.

Last week, Arkansas and 10 other states – including Alabama, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Maryland, Maine, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin – reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases.

The total number of U.S. cases is over 1.6 million, the highest in the world, while predicted models for possible COVID-19 deaths predict the death toll to exceed 100,000 by June 1.

As of Sunday, Arkansas had registered just over 5,900 COVID-19 infections and the death toll was 116. The number of daily infections rose by 454 last Thursday, the largest increase in the state since the first pandemic.

As of Sunday, Arkansas had registered just over 5,900 COVID-19 infections and the death toll was 116. The number of daily infections rose by 454 last Thursday, the largest increase in the state since the first pandemic.

As of Sunday, Arkansas had registered just over 5,900 COVID-19 infections and the death toll was 116. The number of daily infections rose by 454 last Thursday, the largest increase in the state since the first pandemic.

The state's death toll is currently 116. Across the country, more than 97,000 have been killed so far, and predicted models for possible COVID-19 deaths predict the death toll to exceed 100,000 by June 1.

The state's death toll is currently 116. Across the country, more than 97,000 have been killed so far, and predicted models for possible COVID-19 deaths predict the death toll to exceed 100,000 by June 1.

The state’s death toll is currently 116. Across the country, more than 97,000 have been killed so far, and predicted models for possible COVID-19 deaths predict the death toll to exceed 100,000 by June 1.

Although Governor Hutchinson declined to provide additional information about the pool party, he said the incident “should encourage us to be disciplined in our activities.”

His warning came on Saturday at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.

“During this Memorial weekend, we want to go out and have a good time, we want to remember this vacation and those who served our country and gave their lives in the service of our country,” Hutchinson said.

“But let’s be safe and disciplined at the same time.”

Elsewhere in the country, Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer meant large crowds on beaches and warnings from authorities about people ignoring social distance rules and relaunching the virus.

During the talk shows on Sunday, Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said she was “very concerned” about scenes of people meeting over the weekend.

‘We really always want to be clear that social distance is absolutely necessary. And if you can’t take a distance and you’re outside, you have to wear a mask, “she said on ABC’s” This Week. ”

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