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Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 298 Wednesday



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 298 on Wednesday.

The state announced two new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic to 5,754.

Hospitalizations were down by 11, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 181. There are 35 patients on ventilators, up seven from yesterday.

There are currently 2,152 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. The ADH dashboard currently lists 215 active cases in Washington County, and 257 in Benton County.

There were 3,760 PCR tests conducted in the state, and 1,000 antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 336,760 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases on Wednesday were Faulkner (72), Benton (29), and Washington (27).