Coronavirus updates: 788 new confirmed cases, 22 more deaths

Arkansas has reported a total of 87,748 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:

  • 87,748 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 4,472 probable cases
  • 6,793 active cases
  • 942 active probable cases
  • 1,405 reported deaths
  • 147 probable deaths
  • 554 hospitalizations 
  • 98 on ventilators
  • 79,541 recoveries

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

Saturday, October 10th

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 788 new confirmed cases, 120 new probable cases, 20 confirmed deaths and 2 more probable deaths.

Hospitalizations reduced by six to 554 and the amount of people on ventilators dropped by three to 98.

A total of 11,969 PCR tests and 1,994 antigen test were completed over the last 24 hours.

Friday, October 9th

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 980 new confirmed cases, 187 new probable cases and 26 more confirmed deaths.

The state also saw its highest hospitalization number yet with 560 people being hospitalized.

A total of 12,715 PCR tests and 1,225 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

Thursday, October 8th

Gov. Hutchinson has reported that there is a total of 1,066 new confirmed COVID cases since yesterday, with a record number of hospitalizations for the third day in a row since the pandemic began, with there being 547 total hospitalizations.

Wednesday, October 7th

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed 684 new cases of coronavirus in Arkansas, not counting the added 125 probable cases.

The record number of hospitalizations has gone up by 9 with a total of 538 along with 16 confirmed deaths.

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.