Coronavirus in Arkansas: 724 new cases, seven additional deaths


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 724 new cases and seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas on Friday, September 18.

There are now 5767 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 66,542 people in Arkansas have recovered. Since March, there have been a total of 72,338 cases.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 is now 1173.

A total of 381 people are hospitalized and 77 are on ventilators.

The top counties reporting new cases today include:

  • Pulaski– 59
  • Benton – 34
  • Crawford – 33
  • Jefferson – 32
  • Craighead – 27

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

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