Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 2,708 Thursday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 2,708 on Thursday.

The state announced 39 new deaths as a result of COVID-19, bringing the toll in the state to 3,676 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases added Thursday, 310 are from Washington County and 253 come from Benton County.

Hospitalizations increased by 21 on Thursday, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized with the virus to a record high of 1,195.

There are 209 Arkansans on ventilators, up 4 from Wednesday.

There are currently 22,189 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 13,666 new PCR tests on Thursday, along with 3,163 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 225,138 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases announced Wednesday were Pulaski (375), Washington (310), Benton (253), Craighead (116), and Sebastian (109).

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