Case update: Arkansas posts another record day of new COVID-19 cases with 1,278

The number of confirmed and probable COVID-19 new cases in Arkansas increased by 1,278 on Thursday, the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

1,068 of those were confirmed from PCR testing, and 210 cases are considered probable after detection by antigen testing.

There were 11 additional deaths, bringing the toll to 1,645.

Hospitalizations in the state increased by 7 yesterday, bringing the total number of Arkansans currently hospitalized to 594. 106 Arkansans are currently on ventilators.

There are currently 8,424 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, also a record high, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. There are 86,447 inactive cases.

The state reported 10,786 new PCR tests, with 1,094 new antigen tests on Thursday.

The top counties for new cases announced Thursday were Pulaski (83), Benton (76), Washington (65), Craighead (61), and Sebastian (55).

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