COVID-19 Arkansas: Death toll rises by nearly 300 due to data correction

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COVID-19 Arkansas: Death toll rises by nearly 300 due to data correction

“Today’s COVID numbers include a data correction, which is why the death numbers show such a large increase,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a Tweet. “These corrections have occurred throughout the pandemic, and today’s correction includes numbers from the beginning of COVID-19 in Arkansas.”

— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) October 10, 2021

The Arkansas Department of Health reported that the active case count went down by 237 to 7,596. The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients dropped by five to 548.

The number of Arkansans who have died from COVID-19 is 8,120, passing the number of people currently living in Newport (7,879) in the last 24 hours.

Story Highlights

  • The 289 new deaths recorded are not all new. The death total for Sunday reflects an “adjustment” that goes all the way back to the beginning of the pandemic.

  • Today’s COVID numbers include a data correction, which is why the death numbers show such a large increase. These corrections have occurred throughout the pandemic, and today’s correction includes numbers from the beginning of COVID-19 in Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/a4BgkWMqX9

Officials reported 161 patients on ventilators, a decrease of 10.

In total, there were 467 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 502,872.

The number of Arkansans fully immunized increased by 1,090 on Sunday, bringing the total to 1,360,689.