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Coroner: 10 Washington County residents have died of COVID-19

The coroner has confirmed 10 Washington County residents have died from the coronavirus.
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — 10 Washington County residents have died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Washington County Coroner Roger Morris. 

The news comes as Northwest Arkansas continues to see a rise in new COVID-19 cases at a faster rate than other sections of the state.

Morris says a total of 13 people have died of COVID-19 in the county, including three people from out of the state. 

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Morris said two of the deaths have happened this week. On Monday (June 8) a 72-year-old Marshallese man from Springdale died. Tuesday (June 9) morning an 87-year-old Caucasian man from Springdale died.

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 1,097 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Washington County, with 688 of the cases still active. 

Benton County reported it's fourteenth death from COVID-19 on Monday. 

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