COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active cases rise above 2,500 for first time in nearly two months

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – New data released Tuesday shows the number of active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas has risen back above 2,500 for the first time since March 22.

Arkansas Department of Health data showed 2,527 active cases of the virus on Tuesday, up 34 from the previous day. There were 287 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 838,971 since the start of the pandemic.

The latest figures also revealed an increase of four hospitalizations in the past 24 hours, taking the number to 56. The number of patients on ventilators fell from two to six, while the number of patients in intensive care due to the virus increased from nine to 28.

Health officials reported no additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Tuesday, keeping the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic at 11,398.

The latest figures also showed that as of Tuesday, 4,076,401 total doses had been administered in the state, an increase of 1,738 over the past 24 hours. The number of fully immunized Arkansans increased to 1,592,240, with another 376,151 partially immunized.

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