A 91-year-old man died at 8 a.m. this morning from covid-19 at Conway Regional Medical Center, a deputy Faulkner County coroner confirmed.
Deputy coroner Robert Edwards could not immediately provide the name of the man, who was a Cleburne County resident.
It wasn't immediately clear if the man who died was connected to Greers Ferry First Assembly of God, a Cleburne County church that is reportedly connected to at least 34 covid-19 cases.
The man's death is the first known death in Arkansas attributable to the novel coronavirus that has spread globally.
Check back for updates and read Wednesday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.