Arkansas reports biggest one-day increase in total virus cases


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported its biggest one-day increase in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, and the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a new high.

The Department of Health on Thursday said the state’s confirmed and probable cases rose by 1,265 to 90,145.

This was the state’s biggest total one day increase since it reported 1,180 new probable and confirmed cases on Sept. 11.

The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by nine to a new record high of 547.

Twenty-one more people in the state died from COVID-19, bringing its total fatalities to 1,503.

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