Case update: Arkansas sets new single-day record with 1,337 new COVID-19 cases Friday

The number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,337 on Friday, the largest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began.

Of those, 1,047 were confirmed from PCR testing, and 290 cases are considered probable after detection by antigen testing.

Hospitalizations in the state increased yesterday by 12, bringing the total number of Arkansans currently hospitalized to 624.

There were 10 additional deaths, bringing the toll to 1,782.

There are currently 9,129 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. This marks another new high for active cases in the state, and the first time that number has topped 9,000. There are 93,215 inactive cases.

The state reported 10,740 new PCR tests on Friday, along with 2,309 new antigen tests.

The state has reached 104,135 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases announced Friday were Pulaski (110), Washington (78), Benton (69), Craighead (65), and Garland (63).