LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday afternoon there are an additional 294 COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths.
That brings the state’s total to 66,021 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 917 deaths.
Secretary of Health Dr. José Romero said one of the deaths was a delayed report.
Dr. Romero said the counties with the most newly-announced cases were Cross County (30), Washington County (29) and Pulaski County (28).
On Saturday, there were 515 cases added.
There were 687 additional cases announced Sunday.
On Monday, 350 additional COVID-19 cases were announced.
Hutchinson said during the Tuesday news conference there were 10 additional hospitalizations in Arkansas, bringing the state’s total to 409.
According to Dr. Romero, 84 people are on a ventilator in Arkansas due to the virus.
The governor said 5,154 tests were completed Monday.
Governor Hutchinson also said 139 antigen tests were completed, with 20 returning with a positive result and 119 returning with a negative result.
State officials say the 18-24 age group has seen a big increase in positive tests in the last week.
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