Coronavirus today: 1,542 new case; 40 more deaths, and Rudy Giuliani is hospitalized with COVID. The line is open.

source https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2020/12/06/coronavirus-today-1542-new-case-40-more-deaths-and-rudy-giuliani-is-hospitalized-with-covid-the-line-is-open

As is customary, the new case count dropped on Sunday because of a decline in testing, but it’s up to all the same.

The new count today: 170,924. That’s up 1,542 from yesterday. (and 300 more than the increase last Sunday.)

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Active cases: 18,750, up 143

Deaths: 2,660, up 40.

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The full Health Department’s daily hospital update, somewhat different from the dashboard numbers, shows an increase of 20:

Arkansas had 1,076 reported hospitalizations Dec. 6, up 20 from Dec. 5, according to the ADH. pic.twitter.com/g1vftm66b9

— ArkansasCovid (@ArkansasCovid) December 6, 2020

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Said the governor:

With 40 additional deaths, we continue to see the devastating results of not following CDC and Department of Health recommendations. Please do your part to contribute to a healthy Arkansas.

There’s also this news on COVID-19 today on the national level:

Rudy Giuliani, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, is at Georgetown University Medical Center, @maggieNYT reports. https://t.co/uf3EBc90x6

— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) December 6, 2020

I don’t wish Giuliani well, but as a practical matter, it shouldn’t do much harm to his leadership of the elite legal team waging war against Joe Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump.

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The Democracy Docket, which is tracking the legal battle from the Democratic side, has a new dashboard, too:

The @DemocracyDocket 2019-20 case count is back! 🥳

Check it out: https://t.co/8iFP5fL7empic.twitter.com/rF4hFSeMbv

— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 6, 2020

The line is open.

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