Case update: Hospitalizations in Arkansas top 1,000 Wednesday

The number of Arkansans hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 reached a new record high in Arkansas on Wednesday.

Hospitalizations as a result of the virus topped 1,000 for the first time, increasing by 40 over Tuesday’s numbers to 1,028.

The number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,965 on Wednesday.

Of the new cases added today, 145 are from Washington County, and 121 come from Benton County.

There are 191 Arkansans on ventilators, up 31 from Tuesday.

Deaths on Wednesday increased by 20, bringing the toll in Arkansas to 2,425.

There are currently 17,014 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. The new cases announced today brings the total number of active cases in Benton and Washington counties to 2,476.

The state reported 13,572 new PCR tests on Wednesday, along with 3,725 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 150,277 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases announced Wednesdat were Pulaski (185), Washington (145), Benton (121), Craighead (101), and Sebastian (99).

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