Arkansas and Michigan both reported their highest number of daily new Covid-19 cases today, according to their respective state health authorities.
Arkansas reported 1,278 new cases and 11 virus-related fatalities today. That raises the state's total to 96,524 confirmed infections and 1,645 deaths.
There are currently 587 Covid patients still in hospital, with 103 on ventilators.
Michigan reported 2,030 new cases and 32 deaths today.
However, the numbers include a backlog of cases from the day before due to a “slowdown in the reporting of electronic laboratory results,” according to a news release from the Michigan State Emergency Operations Center.
A spokesperson from the state's Department of Health and Human Services said there's no way to calculate how many cases reported today were part of yesterday’s backlog.