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COVID-19 in Arkansas: More than 100,000 doses given in last week, active cases continue decline



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given out over the last week according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 432 new cases for a total of 325,383.

There are 3,461 active cases; 317 hospitalized, which is down 21 from Monday; 71 on ventilators, which is down 3 from Monday.

14 new deaths were added today, for a total of 5,357.

The Health Department reported the top counties for new cases:

  • Washington, 62
  • Benton, 47
  • Garland, 42
  • Faulkner, 28
  • Pulaski, 26

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

“We continue to see a decrease in active cases and hospitalizations compared to last week. Also, an additional 104,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last Tuesday. Our continued mitigation efforts, including vaccination, masking, and social distancing, will get us closer to the end of this pandemic.”