Arkansas Reports 1,107 Additional COVID-19 Cases Setting New Single-Day Record

Sep 11, 2020

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting a new single-day record for additional cases of coronavirus. At today's briefing, which Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered from Mena, he announced 1,107 new cases of COVID-19 out of just more than 7,800 test results in the last 24-hour monitoring period. The governor said he's not pleased with the high number, but also isn't surprised. Ten counties reported at least 20 new cases, including 105 in Pulaski County. Washington County, which is home to the University of Arkansas, reported 91. Craighead County, where Arkansas State University is located, reported 61. Benton County had 52, Sebastian County 51, Crawford County 35 and Carroll County just more than 20. Hutchinson said he has confidence in the state's higher education leadership and their approach to the pandemic. ADH also reported an additional 13 deaths, bringing that total to 953. This was the governor's last daily coronavirus response briefing, which he began providing in mid-March. Further briefings will be held weekly and as needed. To watch the full briefing, click here.