1,106 new confirmed/probable cases today

The following statistics were posted Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Arkansas Department of Health’s (ADH) website:

  • 9-17-20 ADH daily graphic73,211 total casas (PCR and antigen positive tests).
  • 71,614 total confirmed cases, up 883 from 70,731 on Wednesday. 
  • 1,597 total probable cases, up 270 from Wednesday.
  • 5,726 active cases, up 154 from Wednesday.
  • 6,5941 recoveries, up1,796 from Wednesday.
  • 1,018 deaths, up eight from Wednesday.
  • 148 probable deaths, up nine from Wednesday.
  • 389 cases requiring hospitalization, up two from Wednesday.
  • 72 cases requiring a ventilator, up seven from Wednesday. 
  • 1,696 cumulative cases in Garland County, up 25 from Wednesday.
  • 132 active cases in Garland County, up 11 from Wednesday.
  • 1,517 recoveries in Garland County, up 14 from Wednesday.
  • 47 deaths in Garland County, no change from Wednesday.

In the past 24 hours, the number of positive PCR tests added today in Arkansas was 883, with 831 from the community and 52 from correctional facilities. There were 223 new probable cases added from positive antigen test results; a total of 1,746 antigen tests were received in the past 24 hours. The number of PCR tests completed in the past 24 hours was 7,910. 

Counties with the number of new cases higher than 20 in the past 24 hours include Pulaski with 67, Sebastian with 60, Washington with 54, Benton with 34, Craighead with 32 and Jefferson with 32.