COVID-19 in Arkansas: New cases hit 1,000 in a single day, not seen since March

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – New data released Thursday shows the number of new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas hit a single-day report of 1,000 cases, the highest since March of this year.

Data from the Arkansas Department of Health showed 1,000 new cases of the virus, the largest one-day increase since March 19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 853,229 since the start of the pandemic.

New data also showed 7,095 active cases of the virus on Thursday, up 407 from the previous day.

The latest figures also revealed a decrease of two hospitalizations in the past 24 hours, bringing that number down to 197. The number of patients on ventilators remained at eight, while the number of patients in intensive care due to the virus remained at 26.

Health officials on Thursday reported five additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic to 11,533.

The latest figures also showed that as of Thursday, 4,093,150 total doses of the vaccine had been administered in the state, an increase of 1,470 over the past 24 hours. The number of fully immunized Arkansans increased to 1,619,037, with another 285,996 partially immunized.

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