Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers on Monday, October 21, 2020:
“We are testing at record levels and we continue to see a high number of new cases across Arkansas. Compared to last Wednesday, we are plus 76 cases. Today we have 14 counties with more than 20 cases, once again highlighting the fact that this virus is not contained to one part of the state.
“We must all remain focused in our fight against COVID-19. Let’s be careful of the social gatherings and remind each other that wearing a mask protects those around us. Today everyone understands the need for social distancing.”
Wednesday numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health:
- 1,155 new cases;
- 8,520 active cases;
- 636 hospitalized, down 1 from Tuesday;
- 99 on ventilators, down 2 from Tuesday;
- deaths added today, 23, for a total of 1,751;
- a total of 101,596 cases;
- 86,520 recoveries;
- PCR tests, 8,674;
- antigen tests, 1,368.
The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are
- Pulaski, 84;
- Craighead, 53;
- Benton, 44;
- Washington, 42; and
- White, 38.
Arkansas Testing and Screening Locations are listed at: