Case update: State announces record 42 new COVID-19 deaths Monday

The state on Monday announced that 42 Arkansans died yesterday as a result of COVID-19, marking the largest single-day increase in deaths since the pandemic began.

The new deaths bring the toll in Arkansas to 2,225.

The number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,308 on Monday.

Of the new cases added today, 231 are located in Benton (70) and Washington (161) counties.

Hospitalizations in the state increased by 31, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized to a record 861, with 79 of those individuals located in Northwest Arkansas hospitals.

There are currently 16,485 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 reported 10,329 new PCR tests on Monday, along with 620 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total number of cases in Arkansas to 134,348.

The top counties for new cases announced Monday were Washington (161), Pulaski (130), Benton (70), Sebastian (64), and Craighead (63).

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