Case update: Arkansas announces record 53 COVID-19 deaths Monday

The state announced a record 53 deaths as a result of COVID-19 on Monday, the highest single-day increase announced since the pandemic began.

The number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,118 on Monday.

Of the new cases added today, 153 are from Washington County and 80 come from Benton County.

Hospitalizations decreased by 23 on Monday to 1,053.

There are 182 Arkansans on ventilators, up three from Sunday.

The 53 new deaths announced Monday bring the toll in Arkansas to 2,713.

There are currently 18,057 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 9,009 new PCR tests on Monday, along with 687 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 172,042 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases announced Monday were Washington (153), Pulaski (137), Greene, Benton (80), and Sebastian (53).

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