The Pine Bluff Commercial reports that Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Ann Wright said eight cases of E. coli were confirmed Tuesdayin a Van Buren daycare facility, after specimens taken from those ill tested positive for the bacteria.

Rose Worthey, director of the daycare, said Tuesday the center will probably remain closed until all 15 staff members are tested for the bacteria. Worthey said she did not know how long testing the staff would take.