Arkansas reaches over 800 hospitalizations, sees 1,424 new COVID-19 cases

Arkansas continues to see a sharp increase in both new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the pandemic continues across the country.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For the fifth day in a row, Arkansas seen a record increase in hospitalizations as over 800 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

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:

  • 112,736 confirmed cases
  • 11,499 probable cases
  • 10,105 active confirmed cases
  • 2,769 active probable cases
  • 1,934 confirmed deaths
  • 178 probable deaths
  • 810 hospitalizations 
  • 127 on ventilators
  • 100,684 confirmed recoveries
  • 8,551 probable recoveries

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Tuesday, November 10

Dr. Romero said hospitalizations continue to increase. 

“We have been in contact with metro area hospitals,” Dr. Romero said. “We are seeing more cases as a result of Halloween. This is something that we may see even more significantly with Thanksgiving. I’m coming forward and saying ‘people living in congregate settings should NOT be taken away to have Thanksgiving with their families.’ 

Dr. Romero also said the FDA will be looking at a vaccine and it shows very promising results. According to data, it works about as well as the vaccines used for whopping cough and measles. 

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,424 new coronavirus cases in the state over the last 24 hours.

Of those 1,424 cases, 975 were confirmed cases and 449 were probable cases.

There have been 4 more deaths from the virus in Arkansas.

Hospitalizations increased by 24 and brought the total to 810. Ventilator use is up by 11, bringing the total to 124.

Gov. Hutchinson said the Arkansas Department of Health has released revised guidelines for places of worship.

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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.