Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported Tuesday a new high of 488 total patients hospitalized because of coronavirus in the state.
Speaking during a news conference, Hutchinson said the total number of people hospitalized in the state is something that officials watch and are concerned about.
Dr. Jose Romero, acting secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, said 110 patients are on ventilators.
Meanwhile, the state is reporting 728 new cases of coronavirus, 17 additional hospitalizations, and 5,670 tests have been conducted, with a positivity rate of 5.5% over the past 24 hours, according to Romero.
The health department reported 33,927 positive cases of coronavirus and 374 deaths since the pandemic began.
Hutchinson and Johnny Key, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Education, both said there are no plans to move the back the school start date of August 24, despite some concerns they have heard from teachers.
Note: These numbers were released by Arkansas Department of Health, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.