Arkansas reports 775 new covid cases Saturday; hospitalizations down by 12

Health officials reported 775 new cases of covid-19 on Saturday, breaking a three-day streak in which the state recorded more than 1,000 new cases a day, according to data from the United States Department of Health. ‘Arkansas.

The number of patients in Arkansas hospitals for covid-19 continued to decline, from 12 to 263. The figure marks the lowest number of covid-19 patients in hospitals in Arkansas since Monday.

The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units across the state remained steady for the third straight day at 46 while the number of people with covid-19 on ventilators rose by three to 14 on Saturday.

The department reported eight covid-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the recorded number of covid-19 deaths in Arkansas to 11,961.

The 775 new cases reported on Saturday are 373 fewer than the number of cases recorded the previous day. The seven-day average of new cases has fallen since Monday, hitting 780 on Saturday.

The number of active covid-19 cases in Arkansas on Saturday was 11,276. The figure is 186 cases higher than the number reported by the department on Friday.

Nearly 58% of reported active cases were in people who were not fully vaccinated. As of February 2021, people who are not fully vaccinated account for approximately 75% of covid-19 deaths in Arkansas.

At least 1,662,127 Arkansans were fully immunized on Saturday. This figure represents 58.4% of the state’s population aged 5 and over. At least 288,639 other Arkansans have been partially immunized. The number of Arkansans who received a third dose of the vaccine reached 827,520.

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