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Active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, deaths reach new records

Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Coroanvirus numbers for 11/16/20

COVID-19 cases on Monday (Nov. 16) again topped 1,000 with a record 12,490 active cases and a record daily death number of 42, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

Total confirmed and probable cases rose by 1,308 to 134,348, and confirmed and probable deaths rose by 42 to 2,225.

“The new cases are higher than last Monday, and this may be an indication we are in for a tough week ahead. The 42 new deaths is regrettably an all-time high in a single day. While there is good news on the vaccine front this morning, we have to work together to reduce cases, hospitalizations and save lives,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement.

Following are bed counts and resource use as reported Monday at 2 p.m. by hospitals to the Arkansas Department of Health. Current hospitalizations: 861Total Beds: 9,144Total Beds Available: 2,392Total ICU Beds: 1,103Total ICU Beds Available: 87Total COVID patients in ICU: 340Total Vents: 1,036Total Vents Available: 626Total COVID patients on vents: 124

New known COVID-19 cases, active cases, tests
• 120,008 known cumulative PCR cases, with 1,150 new community cases and 15 cases in correctional facilities
• 14,340 probable cases, up from 14,197 on Sunday
• There are 12,490 active cases, up from 12,203 on Sunday
• There were 10,329 test results provided in the previous 24 hours.
• There were 620 antigen tests in the previous 24 hours with 112 positives.

• 2,038, up 38
• 187 probable COVID-related deaths, up 4

861, up 31

123, up 7

Recovered cases

The top five counties with new known cases reported Monday were: Washington (161), Pulaski (130), Benton (70), Sebastian (64), and Craighead (63). The counties accounted for 42.4% of the 1,150 new community cases.

As of Monday at 1:30 p.m., there were 11,101,090 U.S. cases and 246,684 deaths. Globally, there were 54,678,159 cases and 1,321,403 deaths.