Arkansas reports 1,848 new COVID-19 cases

Arkansas reports 1,848 new COVID-19 cases
State health officials reported another increase in COVID-19 cases Saturday as the number of total active cases and deaths also went up. (Source: WIS)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - State health officials reported another increase in COVID-19 cases Saturday as the number of total active cases and deaths also went up.

According to a tweet from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas had 132,166 total COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, up 1,848 from Friday.

The number of total active cases also increased 780 on Saturday to 16,553, while the state reported 11 deaths.

Of the 11 deaths statewide, four were in Region 8. Two deaths were reported in Mississippi County, while there was one death each in Clay and Craighead counties.

Arkansas had 2,159 total deaths reported as of Saturday.

Only one Region 8 county - White County - was in the top 5 counties in the state in new cases.

  1. Pulaski-201 cases
  2. Washington-193 cases
  3. Benton-140 cases
  4. Saline-87 cases
  5. White County-80

State health officials also noted that around 158,000 PCR and antigen tests have been done this month, with 14,297 done Friday alone.

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