The number of positive COVID-19 infections has exceeded 900 in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), there are 927 coronavirus cases as of Monday evening.
In an afternoon press conference, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that there were 875 cases in Arkansas. This announcement followed the single-largest day increase of COVID-19 infections so far in Arkansas when officials announced an increase of 87 cases on Sunday afternoon.
The increase from Monday afternoon to Monday evening is 52 cases. Combined with the previous increase, this gives an increase of 97 cases from Sunday’s total.
Hospitalizations also increased from Sunday’s total, rising by seven cases. According to ADH Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith, there were 74 hospitalized as of Monday afternoon. There were 67 hospitalizations on Sunday afternoon.
One county reported its first COVID-19 infection. Yesterday, Yell and Phillips counties both reported COVID-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic began.
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, 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.
The death total in Arkansas for COVID-19 remained steady at 16. According to the ADH website, there are 10,783 deaths in the United States attributed to COVID-19. The Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker lists 74,565 total worldwide deaths attributed to coronavirus.
There have been 1,345,048 total confirmed cases worldwide and 366,614 in the United States.