The Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,042 new positive COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Sept. 7.

Statewide active cases dropped 28 to 10,957 and pediatric active cases increased by 59 to 3,450. 

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Hospital data increased slightly — admissions up by five to 276, patients in the ICU up by one to 42 and those on ventilators increased by one to 13. 

Overall, total positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas reached 938,398 and deaths totaled 11,936. 

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Standard disclaimer: The use of at-home COVID-19 tests skew the statewide reports for case counts. Without the forwarded positive tests, health officials have described the reported infection numbers as the “tip of the iceberg.”

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