COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active cases continue to rise – Community News

COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active cases continue to rise

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas rose for the fourth day in a row on Friday.

The Arkansas Department of Health has released data showing that the number of active cases has increased by 98 to 4,882, while hospitalizations have also fallen slightly by two to 297, while 515 new cases of the virus have been reported in the past 24 hours. increasing the total number of the state. during the pandemic to 518,863.

The number of ventilator patients continued to decline on Friday. There are 57 COVID-19 patients on a ventilator, with two fewer patients on the last day. In ICU cases, five more patients were seen in the past day, bringing the total to 132.

State officials also reported 13 more deaths from the virus, bringing the total for the state to 8,560.

“The number of active COVID cases has risen for the third day in a row. While these increases are minor, it reminds us of the importance of vaccination,” Governor Hutchinson said in a tweet. “If you have any questions about the vaccine, talk to your trusted healthcare provider to make the best decision for your health.”

“New cases are slightly lower than last week’s report with nearly 4,000 more tests than last Friday,” Governor Asa Hutchinson said in a tweet. “The vaccine doses administered yesterday were stable. Let’s all make the choice to protect ourselves and our families before the holidays arrive.”

Health officials also reported that 10,539 new doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Arkansas in the past 24 hours. The number of fully immunized Arkansans rose to 1,417,831 while the state’s number of partially vaccinated residents is now 299,614.