The number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise in the state of Arkansas. It has reached 40,181 cumulative cases with 501 currently hospitalized and 428 related deaths.
According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the number of cumulative cases and current hospitalizations are “high water numbers” for the state.
He reported 734 new cases with 714 in the community and 20 in correctional facilities at his daily press conference today (July 28).
“If you look at the top counties, it breaks down very broadly with 11 counties having more than 20 cases and so they are spread out,” Hutchinson said.
Pulaski County had the highest number of new cases again with 55, Benton County had 50, Mississippi County had 48, both Sebastian and Washington counties had 45 and Pope County had 34.
The number of deaths increased by 20 from yesterday with six being late reports and the number of hospitalizations increased by 12 to 501.
There were 5,248 COVID-19 tests completed within the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s testing number to 170,119 since the beginning of July.
Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero pointed out that the number of recoveries is now 33,188, up 823 from yesterday. There are 6,565 active cases with 6,261 in the community, 225 in correctional facilities and 79 in nursing homes.