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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

Arkansas virus hospitalizations hit new high, 10 new deaths

Hospital-acquired infections are a big risk in health care, especially for older or seriously ill patients.
Hospital-acquired infections are a big risk in health care, especially for older or seriously ill patients.

The Arkansas Department of Health on Monday reported 41 more people hospitalized due to COVID-19, bringing its total to 613.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas on Monday hit a new record for number of people hospitalized because of the illness caused by the coronavirus.

The Department of Health reported 41 more people hospitalized because of COVID-19, bringing its total number to 613. Ten more people died, bringing the state's total fatalities to 1,714.

The state's new cases, however, dropped from the previous day. The state's probable and confirmed cases rose by 531 to 99,597. A day earlier, the state reported 644 new total cases. The actual number of cases in Arkansas is likely higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

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Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas COVID-19 Daily Numbers for 10/19/20

Arkansas ranks 13th in the country for new cases per capita, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he remained hopeful that cases would stay low through the week.

"Let's stay vigilant, and while cases usually go up in the next four days, let's remember that it is up to each of us to do our part to help slow this virus and protect ourselves, our family, and our neighbors," Hutchinson said in a statement.

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