There are 15,491 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.
“Today our hospitalizations crossed the 1,000 mark. I will meet with my COVID Task Force tomorrow morning to discuss ways to increase hospital capacity,” Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Twitter. “Vaccines are the best antidote for our increasing numbers; the best antidote for fear is counsel from a trustworthy advisor.”
A total of 1,025 people are hospitalized and 205 are on ventilators.
The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 6,087.
Top counties reporting new cases:
- Pulaski – 296
- Benton – 140
- Faulkner – 129