Case update: Confirmed Arkansas coronavirus cases increase by 385, additional 114 probable cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 385 Wednesday, bringing the total number to 66,406 since the pandemic began.

In addition to the 385 cases confirmed by PCR testing, state officials announced another 114 probable positive cases identified by antigen testing across the state.

There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the toll to 928.

Hospitalizations increased by two for a total of 411, and the number of Arkansans on ventilators increased by two to 82.

There are currently 5,558 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state. There are 59,920 individuals who are considered to have recovered from the virus.

Officials announced 5,208 new PCR tests on Wednesday, along with 699 antigen tests.

The top counties for new cases on Tuesday were Washington (42), Craighead (32), Pulaski (31), Benton (24), and Jefferson (23).

In addition to the cases announced by the state Wednesday, the University of Arkansas identified an additional 90 cases, bringing the total number of active cases on campus to 888. Of those, 876 are students, two are graduate students, three are faculty, and seven are UA staff according to the COVID-19 dashboard on the UA’s website updated Wednesday afternoon.