Covid-19 cases continued to rise Sunday with active cases more than doubling in less than three weeks, according to data released by the Arkansas Department of Health on Sunday.
There were 2,062 active cases of covid-19 reported in the state on Sunday – an increase of 76 from Saturday and 495 since last Sunday. Cases in the state were as low as 995 on April 19th.
As of Sunday, 837,154 cases of covid-19 have been reported in the state since the start of the pandemic. That number rose by 124 on Sunday. The rise is smaller than Saturday’s 201, but higher than the previous Sunday’s rise.
The rolling seven-day average for new daily cases was 177 from Sunday with 1,238 cases reported in the past week. This is the highest number of days since March 28.
The state has seen 823,448 people recover from Covid-19 since March 2020. That number rose by 47 on Saturday and 727 in the past week.
A total of 11,408 deaths have been recorded since the start of the pandemic with a new death reported on Sunday. There have been 16 deaths in the past week.
The rolling seven-day average for deaths was 2.29. That’s a drop from last Sunday’s average of three.
Admissions have dropped by four since Saturday by a total of 55. Admissions increased by six since last Sunday.
18 intensive care patients were reported on Sunday. That’s the same number reported Saturday. That number has risen by three since Sunday.
Hospitals reported 12 patients on respirator for the fourth day in a row. The number has dropped by one since last Sunday.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported that 1,590,045 people in the state are fully immunized. The number has increased 109 from Saturday and 1,438 from last Sunday.
There have been 568,906 people who have received boosters, with 79 added since Saturday and 1,333 in the last week.
Pulaski County reported the most cases of covid-19 with 32 on Sunday. Benton County had 19 and Washington County 18.