Seventy-one new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Arkansas since Monday’s daily coronavirus update. According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith, there are a total of 946 positive coronavirus cases in the state as of Tuesday afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon, officials reported the total number of cases as 875. Arkansas Money & Politics reported Monday evening that there were 927 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 52 since the press conference.
There have also been two new deaths in the state. The death total attributed to COVID-19 is now 18. There were no deaths reported on Monday, but officials announced two COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, April 5.
Two new counties have been added to the list of counties with confirmed COVID-19 infections. The two newest counties are Logan and Clay counties. Izard County reported its first COVID-19 case yesterday.
The counties with reported COVID-19 infections include Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, and Yell.
Hospitalizations remained steady from yesterday at 74. However, Smith said that while the number of patients remained the same, there were discharges and new admittances.
The state also reported its single-largest number of tests performed in a single day. State officials received more than 1,400 tests in a 24-hour period.