COVID-19 hospitalization hit record-high of 576 in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized in Arkansas with the coronavirus hit a record-high on Sunday of 576.

The Arkansas Department of Health said the number of people hospitalized rose by 22.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, reached records levels Tuesday through Friday before dropping by six on Saturday.

The health department on Sunday reported 613 new cases for a total of 92,833 confirmed and probable cases.

With 17 more deaths, the number of confirmed and probable deaths in the state so far rose to 1,569.

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