The number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,962 on Wednesday, the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.
Of the new cases added Wednesday, 1,207 were confirmed from PCR testing, and 755 cases are considered probable after detection by antigen testing.
Hospitalizations in the state decreased by nine, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized to 801.
There were 14 additional deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the toll to 2,126.
There are currently 13,691 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. This is also a record high.
The state reported 9,390 new PCR tests on Wednesday, along with 2,247 new antigen tests.
The state has reached 126,197 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The top counties for new cases announced Wednesday were Pulaski (172), Benton (144), Garland (136), Washington (121), and Sebastian (116).