Coronavirus in Arkansas: 857 new cases, 27 additional deaths


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas Department of Health recorded 857 new COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths due to the virus in Arkansas on Friday, October 1.

There are 9,988 cases statewide considered active by the ADH.

A total of 703 people are hospitalized and 190 are on ventilators.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 7,718.

Top counties reporting new cases:

  • Washington – 102
  • Pulaski – 90
  • Benton – 82

Of the state’s 3,824,150 vaccine doses, 2,918,005 have been administered, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. 292,101 people have received only their first dose, while 1,339,115 people are fully vaccinated.

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