Coronavirus updates: 383 new cases in Arkansas, 11 more deaths

Arkansas has reported a total of 50,411 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on March 11th.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Last week, Governor Asa Hutchinson and other officials faced questions about the intent to return to in-person schooling despite the amount of daily reported cases remains high following the mask mandate.

On Sunday, the state reported 572 positive cases and 6,770 total tested over a 24-hour period. This is the first time since July 21 that amount of positive cases reported in a single day was under 600 total.

Key facts to know:

  • 50,411 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas 
  • 7,343 active cases
  • 566 reported deaths 
  • 507 hospitalizations
  • 116 on ventilators
  • 42,139 recoveries

Watch Tuesday’s 1:30 p.m. press conference here:

Tuesday, August 11

Below are the statewide hospitalizations numbers (as of 2 p.m.):

  • Current hospitalizations: 507
  • Total Beds: 9,111
  • Total Beds Available: 2,585
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,011
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 141
  • Total Vents: 1,054
  • Total Vents Available: 713
  • Total COVID patients in ICU: 234
  • Total COVID patients on vents: 118

Secretary of Education Johnny Key announced during Tuesday’s press briefing that the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) will provide support for the Department of Education in terms of reporting COVID-19 data.

ACHI will provide district level data to include a weekly update of positive cases in the school systems. Officials will have a map, active cases and positivity rate.

Dr. Jose Romero provided a breakdown of coronavirus cases in the state.

  • 383 new cases
    • 69 in prison, 313 in community
  • 116 total on ventilators
  • 42,998 recoveries (up 868)
  • 6,847 active cases
    • 60 in nursing, 817 in prisons, 5,970 in community
  • 4,140 tests over last 24 hours

Gov. Hutchinson announced 383 new coronavirus cases in Arkansas over the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations were down one and there were 11 more deaths.

A total of 4,140 people were tested over the last 24 hours.

Monday, August 10

Below are the statewide hospitalizations numbers as of 2 p.m.:

  • Current Hospitalizations: 508
  • Total Beds: 9,111
  • Total Beds Available: 2,754
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,011
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 154
  • Total Vents: 1,054
  • Total Vents Available: 740
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 232
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 117

Dr. Jose Romero provided a breakdown of coronavirus cases in the state.

  • 645 new cases
    • 13 in prison, 632 in community
  • 117 total on ventilators
  • 42,139 recoveries (up 678)
  • 7,343 active cases
  • 5,341 tests over last 24 hours

Gov. Hutchinson announced 645 new coronavirus cases and that hospitalizations are down 6 and there are 11 more deaths.

A total of 5,341 people were tested over the last 24 hours.

Arkansas has a known total of 50,028 COVID-19 cases.

Hutchinson said that the top three counties with new cases were Pulaski with 61, Sebastian with 52 and Garland with 50.

Over the weekend, Governor Asa Hutchinson reported 1,344 new coronavirus cases in the state.

Arkansas also saw 23 more deaths reported. A total of 41,452 people have recovered from the virus and 544 people have died due to COVID-19.

Below are the statewide hospitalization numbers as of Sunday, August 10:

  • Current hospitalizations: 514
  • Total Beds: 9,111
  • Total Beds Available: 2,848
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,011
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 158
  • Total Vents: 1,054
  • Total Vents Available: 726
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 241
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 115

We will continue to update this article with new information as it becomes available.