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Total Covid-19 cases surpass 200,000 in Arkansas



Arkansas – Arkansas surpassed 200,000 total coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to the department of health.

There have been 200,114 total COVID-19 cases in the state since the pandemic began. This includes 169,287 confirmed cases and 30,827 probable cases.

The department reported 2,693 new cases and 52 deaths on Saturday.

There are currently 23,066 active COVID-19 cases in the state. 3,243 people have died from the virus.

There are 1,061 people in hospitals across the state due to the virus, which is a decrease of 12 from Friday. There are 177 people on ventilators due to the virus, which is down four from Friday.

“There continues to be a high level of spread throughout our communities in highly-populated & rural areas,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a tweet Friday. “We must remain diligent over the weekend and not relax in following health guidelines.”

Arkansas received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer this week and Hutchinson said on Tuesday the state should receive more next week. He said he is hopeful that all Arkansans will have access to a vaccine by late spring.