Arkansas has passed the 1,000 mark for COVID-19 cases, officials reported today (April 8).
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that there have been 1,023 reported cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon. This represents a 77-case increase from yesterday’s reported total of 946 cases.
While the number of deaths did not budge, the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increase by two. There are currently 76 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Arkansas. The number of deaths in Arkansas is still 18, while the U.S. total of deaths is 13,820, according to the Arkansas Department of Health website.
The number of patients on ventilators has also increased. Yesterday, ADH Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith reported that there were 26 patients on ventilators. Today, there are 30 utilizing ventilators.
Franklin County reported its first case of COVID-19 today. On Tuesday, both Logan and Clay counties reported their first cases.
The counties with reported COVID-19 infections include Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Clay, 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, Logan, 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.
More than 14,000 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Arkansas. According to Smith, there has been a 6.6 percent total positivity rate in the state.