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Little Rock police officer tests positive for COVID-19

The Little Rock Police Department said an officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Little Rock police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Little Rock Police Department announced the positive case in a statement on social media.

The department said the officer took "precautionary steps and self-quarantined after the potential exposure over a week ago."

LRPD said that those measures limited the officer's exposure to the public and other officers.

"We are hopeful for a full and quick recovery," the department stated. "Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

Key facts to know:

  • 704 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas 
  • 9,699 total tests
  • 8,995 negative test results
  • 12 reported deaths
  • 60 recoveries
  • All public schools are closed until April 17

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