Arkansas today reported 840 new probable and confirmed cases of Covid-19, passing the 100,000 case mark, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.
“That is a milestone, I know, that everyone will note as being a remarkable, large number and I did want to note that passing of the 100,000 mark regrettably today,” the governor said.
The state also reported 14 more Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,576, as well as 24 new hospitalizations, for 637 total hospitalized Covid-19 patients, according to Hutchinson.
Ventilator use has gone up slightly, to 101 people.
“We’d like to see that below 100,” Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. José Romero said.
The state is currently reporting a cumulative positivity rate of 7.6%.
One thing to note: These numbers were released by the state’s public health agency and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.