LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – New data from the Arkansas Department of Health shows that active cases are on a continuing declining trend over the past week.
Data from ADH show that the total number of active cases in the state decreased by 1,394 in just 24 hours, making that number 19,164. The figures show that there have now been 806,877 cases of COVID-19 in total since the pandemic began, and new cases have increased by 801.
ADH also reported that there are currently 1,092 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 44 from the previous day. The figures show 163 patients in the respirator, five fewer than the day before and 341 patients in the intensive care unit, which is eight fewer than on Saturday.
The data reported on Sunday show that there are now 10,065 Arkansans who have died due to COVID-19, an increase of 40 from the day before.
“While our new cases have a lower trend, it is sad to see another 40 deaths. We have lost too many Arkansans, and unless we increase vaccinations, we will have even more,” Governor Hutchinson said in a social media post. Vaccines are higher than last week, so let’s continue to rise in the coming days. “
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, 1,659 doses of the vaccine were given within the last 24 hours, changing the total number of doses given to 3,919,435. There are now 1,557,285 Arkansans fully immunized and 370,872 partially immunized.