Coronavirus in Arkansas: 1124 new cases, 15 additional deaths


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas Department of Health announced 1124 new cases and 15 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas on Thursday, October 1.

There were 921 cases confirmed through PCR testing and 203 probable cases resulting from antigen testing.

There are now 6,552 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 73,734 people in Arkansas have recovered. Since March, there have been a total of 81,531 cases.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 is now 1,238.

A total of 485 (-5) people are hospitalized and 92 (-1) are on ventilators.

The top counties reporting new cases today include:

  • Pulaski – 79
  • Washington – 77
  • Benton – 55
  • Craighead – 40
  • Sebastian – 37

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

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