COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active cases dip below 5,000, nearly 4,000 vaccinations in last day

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Active cases in Arkansas drop to under 5,000 as the country surpasses 500,000 dead due to COVID-19.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported nearly 4,000 new vaccinations delivered over last 24 hours.

The ADH reported 245 new cases for a total of 315,759 cases.

There are 4,899 active cases; 588 hospitalized, which is up 11 from Sunday; 109 on ventilators, which is down 5 from Sunday.

6 new deaths were added today, for a total of 5,363

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are

  • Pulaski, 34
  • Garland, 21
  • Benton, 18
  • Pope, 16
  • Sevier and White with 13 each.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“New and active cases continue to remain lower than we’ve seen in the past few weeks. We’re distributing vaccine doses throughout the state and encourage those who are eligible to make sure they’re signed up. We expect vaccine and testing numbers to increase this week with clear roads across the state.”

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