Arkansas reaches nearly 800 hospitalizations as COVID-19 spike continues

The Arkansas Department of Health has reported a total of 945 new COVID-19 cases and 23 new deaths from the virus since yesterday.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For the fourth day in a row, the number of Arkansans in the hospital with coronavirus has hit a record with a total of 786 people, with nearly 50 new patients since yesterday.

The state also broke the single-day high of new cases on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the state reported 1,548 new cases and then on Friday it reported 1,870 new cases.

Key facts to know:

  • 111,761 confirmed cases
  • 11,050 probable cases
  • 9,957 active cases
  • 2,531 active probable cases
  • 1,930 confirmed deaths
  • 178 probable deaths
  • 786 hospitalizations 
  • 116 on ventilators
  • 99,861 confirmed recoveries
  • 8,340 probable recoveries

Monday, November 9

Below are today’s statewide hospitalization numbers as reported to ADH by hospitals and as of 2 p.m. today.

  • Current hospitalizations: 786
  • Total Beds: 9,144
  • Total Beds Available: 2,403
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,082
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 106
  • Total Vents: 1,072
  • Total Vents Available: 697
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 289
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 116

The Arkansas Department of Health has reported a total of 945 new COVID-19 cases and 23 new deaths from the virus since yesterday.

This is the fourth day in a row that hospitalizations have spiked across the state.

Gov. Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers: “We continue to see a high level of hospitalizations across the state. This increase can affect everyone, even those who have not contracted COVID-19. We all have a responsibility to our friends, family, and neighbors to do our part as we fight this virus.”

Below are the weekends statewide hospitalization numbers as reported to us by hospitals and as of 2 p.m.:

Sunday, November 8

  • Current hospitalizations: 741
  • Total Beds: 9,144
  • Total Beds Available: 2,414
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,082
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 111
  • Total Vents: 1,072
  • Total Vents Available: 708
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 268
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 104

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