(07/21/20) 728 new cases reported today

Statewide hospitalizations up to all-time high of 488

The following statistics were shared Tuesday, July 21, at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 news conference in Little Rock and posted on the Arkansas Department of Health’s website:

  • 34,655 total confirmed cases, up 728 from 33,927 on Monday.
  • 6,998 active cases, down 129 from Monday.
  • 27,283 recoveries, up 886 from Monday.
  • 374 deaths, up 11 from Monday.
  • 488 cases requiring hospitalization, up 17 from Monday.
  • 110 cases requiring a ventilator, down one from Monday.  
  • 519 cumulative cases in Garland County, up 46 from Monday
  • 173 active cases in Garland County, up 23 from Monday.
  • 341 recoveries in Garland County, up 11 from Monday.
  • 5 deaths in Garland County, no change from Monday.

In the past 24 hours, the number of new cases was 728, with 122 from correctional facilities and 606 from the community. The top counties with new cases were Pulaski (110), Washington (62), Crawford (46), Benton (45), Sebastian (30), Jefferson (29) and Saline (24). There was a total of 5,670 test results reported in the past 24 hours.

Secretary of Education Johnny Key provided examples of some best-practices from school districts across the state and their “Ready for Learning” plans in preparation for schools reopening the week of August 24.