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COVID-19 in Arkansas: Workweek starts with downward tap in active cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas fell Monday. However, hospital admissions rose despite intensive care and ventilator use declining.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 7,277 active cases, 388 fewer than on Sunday.

The RDA data also showed that the number of new cases increased by 302, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas during the pandemic to 533,658.

Monday’s data also showed that the death toll has risen by 13 to 8,752 since the start of the pandemic.

At the moment, 452 patients have been hospitalized because of the virus, 20 more than on Sunday. There were 167 Arkansans in the state’s intensive care units, down 10 from the previous count, and 79 people on ventilators, four fewer than the previous day.

In the past 24 hours, 3,407 new vaccine doses of COVID-19 have been given to Arkansans. This continues the trend of previous weeks, whereby the number of vaccinations given on Sundays decreases.

The number of fully immunized Arkansans rose to 1,457,638. The state’s number of partially vaccinated residents is now 331,944. The number of Arkansans receiving a COVID-19 booster is 324,460.

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