LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health released the COVID-19 updated numbers for Tuesday, May 18.
7,304 more vaccines were distributed out to Arkansans over the last 24 hours, according to the ADH.
The ADH reported 313 new cases, for a total of 339,162.
There are 1,970 active cases, which is up 49 from Monday; 188 hospitalized, which is up 2 from Sunday; 32 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Monday.
Nine new deaths were added today, for a total of 5,805.
The Health Department reported the top counties for new cases:
- Benton, Pulaski, 43
- Faulkner, 23
- Washington, 18
Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:
With over 300 new cases today, we’re reminded of the importance of getting vaccinated. COVID-19 is still present in our state and communities, but we have plenty of vaccine doses to put this pandemic behind us. Why risk COVID-19 when you can get vaccinated?