The number of COVID-19 tests increased significantly over the last 24 hours, and the positive case rate has stayed flat, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. However, he admitted there is still more work to be done.
Since yesterday, there have been 7,207 tests processed, to which Hutchinson noted that “new cases are still flat even though testing went up significantly.” Still, the positivity rate of these tests are 10 percent.
Despite the number of new cases staying flat, Hutchinson affirmed that the “positivity rate is not good– we have a lot of work to do” to address the spread of the virus in our communities.
COVID-19 cases across the state have increased by 752. Of these positive cases, 33 are in correctional facilities. Three more Arkansans are in the hospital, putting the total number of hospitalized Arkansans at 507. Unfortunately, deaths have increased by 11, totalling 453. As of today, there are 6,645 active cases in the state. Arkansas’ cumulative total of COVID-19 tests is 188,478, which Hutchinson hopes will increase to more than 200,000.
Sebastian County is currently the county with the most cases at 81 today, and Pulaski County is just behind at 77.
There have been a total of 42,511 confirmed cases in Arkansas.