Case Update: Arkansas confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases increase by 1,124 Thursday

The number of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,124 on Thursday.

Of those, 921 are considered confirmed cases from PCR testing, and 203 are considered probable after detection by antigen tests.

There were 15 additional deaths, bringing the toll to 1,384.

Hospitalizations were down 5 to 485, and the number of Arkansans on ventilators increased by 1 to 92.

There are currently 7,242 total cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. There are 73,734 inactive cases.

The state reported 11,244 new PCR tests, with 1,154 new antigen tests on Thursday.

The top counties for new cases on Thursday were Pulaski (79), Washington (77), Benton (55), Craighead (40), and Sebastian (37).