10 dead in Carroll County: State reports 1,160 confirmed COVID deaths
By Samantha Jones
The death toll from COVID-19 in Arkansas continues to climb, with the state reporting 1,160 confirmed deaths and 148 probable deaths on Sunday, Sept. 27. That brings the total number of deaths to 1,308.
The Arkansas Department of Health website said 10 of those deaths were in Carroll County, an increase of one death from the reported nine deaths last week. The number of deaths in surrounding counties are much higher, with Benton County reporting 69 deaths and Washington County reporting 101 deaths.
According to the update on Sunday, the state has 6,965 active cases, 70,605 recovered cases and 2,507 probable cases, for a total of 78,735 cases. Total cases are up by 475 compared with the total cases reported on Saturday, Sept. 26, but active cases are down by 62 compared with Saturday’s numbers.The number of new cases declined from Thursday, Sept. 24, when the state reported 289 new cases from the previous day.
According to Sunday’s report, 461 Arkansans are hospitalized and 86 are on ventilators. The state has performed 205,925 polymerase chain reaction tests and 19,982 antigen tests in the month of September. Gov. Asa Hutchinson wrote on Facebook that the state exceeded its September testing goal.
“While our cases are down from yesterday, we can’t let our guard down,” Hutchinson wrote on Saturday. “Let’s all do the right thing this weekend for the benefit of our family and friends.”
As of Monday afternoon, the health department reported a total of 665 cases in Carroll County, including 658 confirmed and seven probable cases. There were 70 active cases in the county, with 69 confirmed and one probable.