Arkansas’s COVID-19 case count moved up to 81,242 today, only 487 more than the count Saturday, following several days of 800-plus. But Sunday is typically a slower day.
Confirmed cases, based on PCR tests, rose by 475. Probable cases, based on antigen tests, rose by 12.
Deaths continue to climb, with 23 more deaths listed today, for a total of 1,308. All the new deaths were based on confirmed cases.
Tests were between 6,000 and 7,000.
The number hospitalized rose by 7, to 461. I misinterpreted that number earlier as a drop of two.
The line is open.
I’ll update with the broader Health Department summary when it arrives and the governor’s cheer for a lower case count today.
UPDATE: From the governor:
There are 487 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. Yesterday we surpassed 200,000 PCR tests this month. I am encouraged by so many Arkansans pulling together to beat back the virus this weekend. Let’s keep it up.
Full report: pic.twitter.com/Sp1hDuzERR
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) September 27, 2020