Coronavirus updates: 532 new confirmed cases, over 1,300 total deaths

Arkansas has reported a total of 84,230 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on March 11th.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas has seen a total of 2,699 confirmed cases reported in the first five days of October and 83 reported deaths.

While Governor Asa Hutchinson has said he doesn’t like seeing an increase in the amount of confirmed cases, he said “high testing volume is vital to our efforts to slow the spread of the virus.”

Key facts to know:

  • 84,230 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 3,841 probable cases
  • 6,186 active cases
  • 736 active probable cases
  • 1,321 reported deaths
  • 148 probable deaths
  • 529 hospitalizations 
  • 99 on ventilators
  • 79,052 recoveries

Watch Gov. Hutchinson’s weekly COVID-19 press briefing:

Tuesday, October 6th

Gov. Hutchinson announced 532 new confirmed cases, a record number of hospitalizations at 529 and 22 more deaths.

A total of 1,321 people have died due to coronavirus in Arkansas.

A total of 6,157 PCR tests and 1,059 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours. Hutchinson said 133 of the 1,059 antigen tests came back positive.

Monday, October 5th

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 392 new confirmed cases, 25 new probable cases, 21 more confirmed deaths and one probable death.

A total of 6,305 PCR tests and 845 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

Gov. Hutchinson said the amount of hospitalizations is “too high” and that “more cases leads to increased hospitalizations.”

“While it is manageable, it’s important to slow the spread of this virus to keep people out of the hospital because of COVID-19,” he said.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.