Arkansas sees 687 new COVID-19 cases, 12 additional deaths

Craighead County reports 57 new cases, state officials say

Arkansas sees 687 new COVID-19 cases, 12 additional deaths
The state of Arkansas reported 687 new COVID-19 cases Sunday as the state saw 12 additional deaths due to the virus. (Source: CDC)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The state of Arkansas reported 687 new COVID-19 cases Sunday as the state saw 12 additional deaths due to the virus.

According to a Tweet on Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Twitter page, the state has seen 65,377 total cases as of Sunday, with 6,188 of those cases being active.

Of the 12 deaths reported statewide, one death was reported in Randolph County.

State health officials also said several area counties saw increases in the number of total cases, from Saturday to Sunday. Craighead County reported 57 new cases, while Mississippi County had 28 new cases. Other counties included Crittenden and Stone, each with 10 new cases; Independence County, with seven new cases; Poinsett and White counties, with six new cases each; and Lawrence County, with five new cases.

Gov. Hutchinson said that the antigen tests for the state will be reported Tuesday.

State health officials said 58,295 people have recovered from the virus.

Of the new cases, 677 have been reported in communities while 10 have been in correctional facilities.

State officials also noted 389 people remain hospitalized, while 78 people are on ventilators

The state has done 37,543 tests so far this month, with 5,923 tests reported Saturday.

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