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COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active, New Cases Rising for Third Consecutive Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For the third day in a row, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas has increased, with new cases exceeding 600 for the third day in a row.

The Arkansas Department of Health has released data showing that the number of active cases has increased by 247 to 4,784, while the number of hospital admissions has also increased slightly by three to 299, while 673 new cases of the virus have been reported in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of the state. during the pandemic to 518,348.

Currently, the number of hospital admissions has increased slightly by three to 299, while 59 COVID-19 patients are on a ventilator, with 7 fewer patients on the last day. ICU cases saw no change in the past day, putting it at 127.

State officials also reported 22 additional deaths from the virus, bringing the total for the state to 8,547.

“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.”

Health officials also reported that 13,399 new vaccine doses of COVID-19 have been administered in Arkansas in the past 24 hours. The number of fully immunized Arkansans rose to 1,416,408, while the state’s number of partially vaccinated residents is now 297,861.