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With a low number of tests, Arkansas added more than 1,000 cases in Sunday, 19 more deaths reported



Arkansas – Lower number of tests were conducted during the Labor Day holiday weekend, but the number of positive cases surpasses 1,000 once again.

According to Sunday’s Covid-19 report, 1,072 people tested positive with Covid-19 in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Health also reported 19 additional Covid-19 related deaths.

The number of hospitalizations decreased by 23, now reaching 1,223 as hospitals face ICU beds availability and staffing difficulties.

The number of people in critical condition that are on ventilators’ support is 339, four more compared to the day before.

Counties with the most positive cases are Craighead, Pulaski and Washington with 84, 70 and 65 reported cases respectively.

The number of active cases is 23,343, which is 376 less compared to Saturday.

Since the start of the pandemic, Arkansas added a total of 463,795 positive cases, while the total number of deaths reaches 7,057.

This is what Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Twitter in regards to the latest report:

Today’s report does not include the full testing day that is normally reported. We still see similar numbers to a normal weekend. The next few weeks will show the impact the long weekend has on our cases and hospitalizations, so let’s work to protect ourselves from COVID.

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