Case update: Arkansas active cases of COVID-19 top 10,000, hospitalizations set new record at 688

The number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 584 on Monday.

Of those, 464 were confirmed from PCR testing, and 120 cases are considered probable after detection by antigen testing.

Hospitalizations in the state increased yesterday by 33, bringing the total number of Arkansans currently hospitalized to 688.

There were 27 additional deaths, bringing the toll to 1,985.

There are currently 10,135 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. The state topped 10,000 active cases for the first time on Saturday when officials announced 1,316 new cases on Oct. 31, and active cases reached an all time high of 10,420 on Sunday. There are currently 101,507 inactive cases.

The state reported 7,866 new PCR tests on Monday, along with 578 new antigen tests.

The state has reached 113,641 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases announced Monday were Pulaski (48), Washington (37), Craighead (33), Sebastian (31), and White (28).

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