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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710ac0000IMPORTANT RESOURCESArkansas Department of Health's COVID-19 Update PageADH Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-803-7847 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F) After normal business hours, urgent calls needing immediate response call 501-661-2136Gov. Asa Hutchinson's statewide mask mandate goes into effect July 20

Hospitalizations Reach Record High as Total Cases Surpass 40,000

July 28, 2020 2:09 p.m. —  In today's COVID-19 daily update, Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported the state has 40,181 positive cases, an increase of 734 from yesterday. Of those, 20 are in correctional facilities. Hospitalizations increased by 12 for a total of 501, a new record. Arkansas has 428 deaths related to the coronavirus, an increase of 20. That's the most deaths reported in a single day, though officials noted 6 of those deaths were a results of late reporting.  In the last 24 hours, 5,248 tests were completed. So far, 170,119 tests have been completed in July.

Dr. Jose Romero with the Arkansas Department of Health reported the state has 6,565 active cases. Of those, 79 are in nursing homes, 225 are in correctional facilities and 6,261 are in the community.  There are 110 patients on ventilators, the same as yesterday. The top five counties with the most new cases are Pulaski County with 55, Benton County with 50, Mississippi County with 48, Sebastian County with 45 and Washington County with 45. 

The governor said he will deliver his daily briefing from Russellville tomorrow.

You can watch the entire daily briefing here