Arkansas Reports 18 Additional Coronavirus Death, 488 New Cases

Oct 4, 2020

Lines of cars go through a triage center in July at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock for people to be tested for the coronavirus. On Sunday, 488 new cases of people having the virus were reported, along with 18 deaths.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas health officials reported another 488 cases of COVID-19 Sunday while the number of deaths due to the illness caused by the coronavirus rose by 18.

There are now 1,425 reported deaths, 1,278 confirmed and 147 probable, due to COVID-19, according to the Arkansas Department of Health, up from 1,407 Saturday.

The department reported 83,306 confirmed cases of the virus and another 3,707 probable cases Sunday, compared to 82,851 confirmed and 3,674 probable cases a day earlier. There are 1,424 active, according to health officials.

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.