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100 Arkansans died from Covid-19 over the weekend

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Arkansas – On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Arkansas Department of Health reported a new record-high of COVID-19 cases in a single day for the state, which was 3,039.

On Monday, Dec. 14, as the first round of vaccines are delivered to the state and across the country, Arkansas reports 45 deaths and 1,355 new positive cases.

“Brighter days are ahead, but we must continue to follow public health guidelines. This virus continues to rapidly spread, and it’s up to each of us to do our part to slow the spread,” Gov. Hutchinson said Monday.

Hutchinson announced Arkansas will be following the CDC guidelines of a shorter quarantine time. A COVID-19 patient can quarantine for 14 days, but they can be released after 10 days if they are asymptomatic. If you have tested negative, you may be released after seven days.

Key facts to know:

  • 170,603 confirmed cases
  • 31,047 probable cases
  • 17,135 active confirmed cases
  • 5,866 active probable cases
  • 2,842 confirmed deaths
  • 395 probable deaths
  • 1,057 hospitalizations
  • 170 on ventilators
  • 150,604 confirmed recoveries
  • 24,783 probable recoveries

Sunday, Dec. 20

The Arkansas Department of Health reports 1,563 new COVID-19 cases and 48 more deaths.

Over the weekend, 100 Arkansans have died from the virus.

Saturday, Dec. 19

The Arkansas Department of Health reports 2,693 new COVID-19 cases and 52 more deaths.

Of the new cases, 1,853 are confirmed and 840 are probable. Of the deaths, 45 are confirmed and seven are probable.

There have been 11,971 PCR tests and 3,205 antigen tests administered within the past 24 hours.

Friday, Dec. 18

The Arkansas Department of Health reports 2,878 new COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths.

Of the new cases, 1,922 are confirmed and 956 are probable. Of the deaths, 21 are confirmed and six are probable.

There have been 13,816 PCR tests and 5,262 antigen tests administered within the past 24 hours.

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