Arkansas COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to trend higher

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New known COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to trend higher, with cumulative known and probable cases totaling 82,049 in Monday’s report from the Arkansas Department of Health. Total known and probable deaths were reported at 1,329.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson reiterated that Arkansans need to follow health guidelines if the virus is to be contained.

“There are 807 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. It’s critical that we all continue following the guidance of our public health officials to slow the spread of this virus. I will have updates on our testing efforts and the White House Task Force report at tomorrow’s weekly briefing,” he said in a statement.

COVID REPORT – Sept. 28
New known COVID-19 cases, active cases, tests
• 79,521 known cumulative cases, with 604 new community cases and 182 cases in correctional facilities
• 2,528 “probable” cases, up from 2,501 on Sunday
• There are 6,824 active cases, down from 6,965 on Sunday
• There were 7,056 test results provided in the previous 24 hours.
• There were 9 antigen tests in the previous 24 hours.

Deaths
• 1,183, up 23
• 146 “probable” COVID-related deaths, down 2 (two deaths were established as confirmed)

Hospitalizations
496, up 23

Ventilators
99, up 13

Recovered cases
71,509

The top five counties with new known cases reported Monday were: Pulaski (74), Sebastian (37), Craighead (29), Garland (26), and Faulkner (25). The counties accounted for 31.6% of the 604 new community cases.

As of Monday at 2:30 p.m., there were 7,128,774 U.S. cases and 204,881 deaths. Globally, there were 33,217,895 cases and 999,273 deaths.

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