Coronavirus in Arkansas: 982 new cases, 20 additional deaths


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 982 new cases and 20 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas on Wednesday, September 23.

There are now 6,777 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 68,178 people in Arkansas have recovered. Since March, there have been a total of 75,646 cases.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 is now 1229.

A total of 468 (+9) people are hospitalized and 90 (+2) are on ventilators.

The top counties reporting new cases today include:

  • Craighead- 79
  • Pulaski – 75
  • Benton – 57
  • Washington – 51
  • Jefferson – 50

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

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