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Arkansas reported 2,965 new COVID cases in the state



Little Rock, Arkansas — 2,965 new COVID cases, and 28 more deaths were reported on Tuesday in Arkansas.

Last week, Arkansas reached record-high hospitalizations at 1,819 during the peak of the omicron variant.

But that number continues to decline as well as active cases.

A total of 9,895 people have died in Arkansas due to the virus and over 1.55 million have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Key facts to know:

• Total cases: 798,036 (+2,965)
• Active cases: 30,302 (-2,736)
• Total deaths: 9,895 (+28)
• Hospitalized: 1,359 (-118)
• On ventilators: 196 (-22)
• Fully vaccinated: 1,552,002 (+1,246)

“Our positivity rate and active cases continue to decline. Hospitalizations are over 20% lower than one week ago. We still have a long way to go, but we’re coming off the Omicron peak well,” Gov. Hutchinson tweeted.