Arkansas’ COVID-19 cases rose 870 over the past seven days, according to the Arkansas Department of Health’s website update Tuesday. The increase is a slight decrease compared to the 886 cases reported over the previous seven-day period.
This week’s count averages about 124 new cases a day in the state, down from 126 the previous week.
There are 1,511 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, including those tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. That number has risen from the 1,316 active cases reported the Tuesday before.
In northwest Arkansas, the ADH dashboard currently shows 147 active cases in Washington County and 140 in Benton County.
Admissions decreased by six during the same period, bringing the total number of patients admitted to the state to 41.
State officials also announced 23 new deaths in the past week, bringing the total number of Arkansans killed as a result of the pandemic to 11,398.
There are currently 13 patients on respirators across the country, an increase of three over the past week.
11,573 tests and 6,620 antigen tests were released on Tuesday.
The new cases bring the total cumulative number in Arkansas to 836,117.
The best counties for new cases over the last seven days were Pulaski (166), Benton (103) and Washington (91).
Arkansas has an average of four cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants over the last two weeks. According to New York Times COVID-19 tracker, cases in the state have increased by 61% over the last 14 days.
The state announced that 13,649 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 4,057,658. The state lists 375,228 people as partially immunized and 1,588,911 people as fully immunized.
All Arkansans aged 5 and older are currently eligible for a vaccine. Those who need help finding a vaccine can call 1-800-985-6030.