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Statewide hospitalizations hit 649 Monday, the third recording-breaking day in the last week.

The previous record was set Oct. 20 with 637 hospitalizations, breaking the previous day's record of 613.

The number of hospitalizations rose 16 in a day and 36 in one week. The top 20 highest days for hospitalizations have been recorded in October, according to Arkansas Covid.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 530 new cases Monday, for a total of 99,410 confirmed cases. The number rose by 5,350 in one week.

There were 7,995 active confirmed cases, down 118 in a day and up 545 in a week. There were 9,571 total active cases, down 195 in a day and up 913 in a week.

Statewide, 102 patients were on ventilators, up seven in a day and three in a week. Total confirmed deaths rose 21 in a day and 114 in a week, for a total of 1,676. There were 157 probable deaths reported, with no change in a day and up five in a week.

Washington County reported the second-highest county number of active cases Monday, at 45. Benton County reported the fifth-highest number of new cases, at 30, according to the ADH.

Washington County officials reported a total of 462 confirmed active cases, 126 probable active cases, 10,326 confirmed cumulative cases, and 1,066 probable cumulative cases Monday. There were 132 confirmed deaths and 18 probable deaths in Washington County.

Benton County reported 384 confirmed active cases, 119 probable active cases, 7,470 confirmed cumulative cases and 628 probable cumulative cases. There were 102 confirmed deaths and 16 probable deaths in Benton County.

Active cases on the UA campus fell from 43 to 24 during the Oct. 16-18 reporting period, according to the UA COVID-19 dashboard. The number is the lowest reported on campus since the week of Aug. 17-23.

Of the active cases, 23 are students, two are staff members and one is categorized as other, which can include vendors, contractors and other non-university employees who have been on campus since Aug. 1.

There were four new cases and eight new recoveries reported Monday, for a total of 1,736 recoveries. There have been 1,762 cases reported on the UA COVID-19 dashboard. The four new cases were identified through on-campus testing and by the ADH, according to the UA COVID-19 dashboard.

There have been 11,497 tests performed on campus with 740 positive cases reported, for a cumulative positivity rate of 6.4%. There are currently no pending test results.

Abbi Ross is the Editor in Chief of the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as senior staff reporter.

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