Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 hit a new record on Tuesday with 810, but that number decreased slightly on Wednesday. The case count, however, soared by more than 1,900 new cases.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Arkansas Department of Health reported there were 801 hospitalizations in Arkansas for COVID-19. This was a decrease of nine from the high of 810 on Tuesday. Both Monday and Tuesday set new records for single-day hospitalizations in Arkansas.
While the hospitalization numbers were down, the case count was significantly up. The health department reported 1,962 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a number that includes confirmed and probable cases. There are 1,207 new confirmed cases and 755 new probable cases.
Previously, the single-day high for COVID-19 cases was 1,870, set on Friday, Nov. 6.
Pulaski County led the state with the most new cases, reporting 172 cases. Benton County had the second most new cases with 144 and Garland County was close behind with 136. Washington County and Sebastian County rounded out the top five with 121 and 116 cases, respectively.
There are 817 new active cases throughout Arkansas, bringing the active total to 13,691 in the state.
The Department of Health reported that 899 individuals were confirmed as recovered as of Wednesday, along with 231 probable recoveries. There were 14 new deaths reported on Wednesday, consisting of 13 confirmed and one probable death due to COVID-19, bringing the COVID-19 death toll in Arkansas to 2,126.