COVID-19 in Arkansas: the rise continues in active cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – New data released Wednesday shows the number of active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas continues its two-day rise after a slight dip on Monday.

Arkansas Department of Health data showed 1,621 active cases of the virus on Wednesday, a jump of 110 from the previous day. There were 226 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 836,343 since the start of the pandemic.

ADH data showed the number of patients hospitalized with the virus was 40, a drop of one in the past 24 hours. The number of patients on ventilators remained at 13, while the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care remained at 17.

Health officials reported five additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number of people who have died in Arkansas from COVID-19 since the pandemic began to 11,403.

The latest figures also showed that as of Wednesday, 4,059,259 total doses had been administered in the state, an increase of 1,601 over the past 24 hours. The number of fully immunized Arkansans increased to 1,589,160, with another 375,320 partially immunized.

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