COVID-19 hospitalizations set a new daily record and Arkansans on ventilators jumped back above 100 in Monday’s report from the Arkansas Department of Health. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the numbers are “somber reminders” of the pandemic’s reach.
Confirmed and probable known cumulative cases totaled 106,727 on Monday, up 612 cases. COVID deaths numbered 1,833, up 21. With 16 more Arkansans hospitalized because of the virus, the number in hospitals reached a daily record of 649.
Hutchinson said Arkansans need to prepare for what could be a “challenging winter.”