Arkansas Reports 680 New Total Virus Cases, 25 More Deaths

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 680 new confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus Tuesday and 25 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus.

The Department of Health reported that the state’s confirmed virus cases rose by 481 to 89,351. The state’s probable cases rose by 199 to 4,816. The actual number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

The state’s fatalities from COVID-19 rose to 1,611. The number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 fell by three to 605, a day after the state hit its highest number since the pandemic began in March.

About a quarter of the state’s 9,112 hospital beds and nearly 13% of its intensive care unit beds are available, according to the state Department of Health. There 251 COVID-19 patients in ICUs around the state.

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