Arkansas’ COVID-19 case count increased by almost 900 cases from yesterday’s total.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, the state has a cumulative total of 77,472 confirmed cases – an increase of 796 from yesterday – as well as an additional 101 new probable cases. Combining the confirmed and probable new cases, the state’s total increased by 897 cases to 79,946.
There are 6,830 confirmed active cases throughout Arkansas, which is an increase of 158 from yesterday’s total. The Department of Health reports that there are 30 new probable cases, bringing that total to 419 probable active cases.
Currently, there are 7,249 active cases, both confirmed and probable.
Arkansas’ death total rose by 20 on Friday to 1,266, counting both confirmed and probable deaths due to COVID-19. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,116 and the number of probable deaths due to the virus is 150.
Pulaski County had the highest number of new cases, reporting 63 new infections. The remaining counties in the top five clustered in the 40-case range with Washington County at the no. 2 spot with 47 new cases. Craighead County had 43 new cases, Sebastian County had 43 cases and Crawford County had 42 cases.
“Today we exceeded our September testing goal with over 200,000 tests performed this month. We will continue working to increase testing capacity across the state to help us identify COVID-19 cases and slow the spread of this virus. While our cases are down from yesterday, we cannot let our guard down. Let’s all do the right thing this weekend for the benefit of our family and friends,” Hutchinson said in a statement.