Coronavirus updates: 1,079 new cases, 21 more deaths

The state also saw its highest amount of COVID-19 hospitalizations on October 11 with 576 people currently in a hospital, which then rose to 608 on October 12.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas health officials have reported a total of 6,771 new confirmed cases in the state since the beginning of October and nearly 200 new deaths.

The state also saw its highest amount of COVID-19 hospitalizations on October 11 with 576 people currently in a hospital, which then rose to 608 on October 12.

Key facts to know:

  • 90,235 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas
  • 5,011 probable cases
  • 6,744 active cases
  • 1,000 active probable cases
  • 1,484 reported deaths
  • 148 probable deaths
  • 587 hospitalizations 
  • 110 on ventilators
  • 81,136 recoveries

Watch Gov. Hutchinson’s Wednesday afternoon press conference:

Wednesday, October 14th

Gov. Hutchinson announced that the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 testing will be utilized in schools, healthcare facilities, human development centers and in state prisons.

The state currently has 100,000 rapid antigen tests and around 50,000 are expected to received each week.

Election workers will also have a priority for rapid testing at Arkansas Department of Health offices.

Hutchinson also announced a total of 1,079 new cases in the last 24 hours with 884 being confirmed cases and 195 being probable. A total of 21 more people have dead from the virus.

Tuesday, October 13th

Gov. Hutchinson announced 481 new confirmed cases, 199 new probable cases and 24 more deaths.

Hospitalizations dropped by three to 605, but the amount of people on ventilators increased to 110.

A total of 5,909 PCR tests and 1,477 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

Monday, October 12th

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting another record amount of COVID-19 hospitalizations after the amount raised by 32. A total of 608 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

A total of 568 new confirmed cases, 86 new probable cases and 17 confirmed deaths were reported by the health department.

The state also reported 9,089 PCR tests and 705 antigen tests over the last 24 hours.