New confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases totaled 636 in Monday’s (Jan. 25) report from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), which was well below the 1,109 in the previous Monday. However, the previous Monday had about 2,000 more tests conducted.
The increase in confirmed and probable cases brought the cumulative total to 284,702. Active confirmed and probable cases fell by 1,603 to 17,792, but deaths rose by 44 to 4,650. The ADH also reported 85 available ICU beds as of 2 p.m. Monday, up from 66 on Sunday. Statewide COVID hospitalizations rose by 4 to 1,084.
“While we saw a significant decline in new cases, our testing was also lower. An additional 44 deaths and a slight increase in hospitalizations remind us of the challenge we continue to face with this pandemic and what happens if we don’t follow health department guidelines,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said about Monday’s report.
COVID REPORT – Jan 25
New known COVID-19 cases, active cases, tests
• 228,410 known cumulative PCR cases, with 581 new community cases and 1 reported case in correctional facilities
• 55,292 probable cases, up from 56,238 on Sunday
• There are 12,621 active cases, down from 13,816 on Sunday
• There were 6,486 test results provided in the previous 24 hours.
• There were 357 antigen tests in the previous 24 hours.
• 3,778, up 20
• 872 probable COVID-related deaths, up 24
1,084, up 4
187, down 17
The top five counties with new known cases reported Monday were: Pulaski (138), Washington (69), Benton (66), Craighead (33), and Jefferson (29). The counties accounted for 52.7% of the 636 new confirmed and probable cases.
As of Monday at 3 p.m., there were 25,217,690 U.S. cases and 420,267 deaths. Globally, there were 99,547,547 cases and 2,135,697 deaths.