New covid cases in all Arkansas counties hit single digits Saturday; 46 counties report no new cases Active infections fall; 14 deaths logged by Tess Vrbin | Today at 2:21 a.m.

Nurse Tonya Green (center) uses a swab to take an oral covid-19 test of a patient as nursing student Shaughn Barge (left) looks on at the drive-up covid-19 testing location at New Life Church in North Little Rock in this April 24, 2020, file photo. The testing location was a collaboration of Natural State Laboratories, Sniffle Health and Arkansas Surgical Center. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)

All 75 counties in Arkansas recorded fewer than 10 new covid-19 cases each on Saturday, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Pulaski and Washington counties had the most new cases with eight each, Benton County had seven, 26 counties had fewer than five and the remaining 46 had no new cases, according to the data.

The state recorded 61 new cases Saturday, 60 fewer than a week earlier and the smallest reported increase for a Saturday since April 18, 2020, within the first month of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Arkansas has seen a total of 833,090 cases since March 2020.

The rolling seven-day average of new daily cases dropped from 91 to 82 on Saturday, a new low since May 2020.

Active, or currently infectious, cases fell by 18 Saturday to 1,110, another new low since May 2020. The number of active cases dropped by 317 in a week.

Arkansas hospitals continue to have fewer covid-19 patients to treat, with 109 on Saturday, one fewer than Friday and 13 fewer than March 26.

Read More

Please enable JavaScript to view comments powered by Disqus.
%%footer%%