Coronavirus in Arkansas: 596 new cases, 15 additional deaths


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 596 new cases and 15 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas on Monday, September 21.

There are now 6,299 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 66,934 people in Arkansas have recovered. Since March, there have been a total of 74,286 cases.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 is now 1048.

A total of 447 (+35) people are hospitalized and 97 (+12) are on ventilators.

The top counties reporting new cases today include:

  • Pulaski – 56
  • Benton – 39
  • Craighead – 39
  • Jefferson – 34
  • Washington – 29

You can learn more about the state’s response to the novel coronavirus at

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