Arkansas reported a 10% positivity rate for new coronavirus cases Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during an afternoon news conference.
"In terms of our positivity rate, this is not good," Hutchinson said. "We have a lot of work to do here. We're right at the 10% level, which is CDC recommendation, but that's too high, we want it lower."
The state reported 752 new coronavirus cases Friday for a total of 42,511 statewide. Arkansas also added 11 new deaths for a total of 453, Hutchinson said.
There were 7,207 new tests reported Friday, Hutchinson said.
Arkansas Health Director Dr. Jose Romero said there are 100 people on ventilators after a decrease of one Friday.