Coronavirus in Arkansas: 45 new cases, one additional death


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 45 new COVID-19 cases and one additional deaths due to coronavirus in Arkansas on Sunday, April 18.

There are 1,910 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 161 people are hospitalized and 21 are on ventilators.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 is now 5,694.

There have been 65,619 PCR tests this month and 21,916 antigen tests.

Top counties reporting new cases:

  • Pulaski – 9
  • Craighead – 8
  • Lonoke – 7

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on Friday’s COVID-19 numbers:

There are 45 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. Today’s report shows lower new cases and a decrease in active cases. We’re hoping for a big week for vaccinations this week, and I hope you’ll do your part to help.


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