COVID-19 in Arkansas: More than 3,000 new cases in 24 hours, biggest single-day increase since January


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For the first time since January, Arkansas health officials reported more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported Friday that there are 3,037 new cases over the last 24 hours, putting the total number of cases to 400,275.

Health officials reported 22,715 active cases within the state, which is an increase of 1,254 active cases.

There have been 22 new deaths within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,269.

According to the data from the ADH, hospitalizations decreased by 17, which brings the total number of hospitalizations to 1,234.

Ventilations have also decreased by nine, bringing the total number to 254.

An additional 12,160 people have been vaccinated since Thursday, which brings the total number of vaccinations to 2,421,677.

The number of partially immunized Arkansans rose by 4,499, putting the total at 331,226. The total number of fully vaccinated Arkansans is 1,087,964, which is an increase of 3,978.

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