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COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active cases drop by more than 1,000 as vaccinations continue to climb

Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Active cases, and hospitalizations saw another decrease through the weekend, while the state gave out 1,946 more vaccines Sunday.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 637 new cases, for a total of 307,373 cases.

There are 15,320 active cases and 777 hospitalized, which is down 4 from Sunday. There are 142 on ventilators, which is up 16 from Sunday;

There were 30 deaths added today, for a total of 5,106

The Health Department reported that the top counties for new cases are

  • Pulaski, 125
  • Benton, 52
  • Garland, 45
  • Lonoke, 36
  • Sebastian, 33

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

“Today’s report shows nearly half as many new cases as last Monday. This, as well as almost 90,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered last week, provides us with hope as we continue to fight this pandemic. Our united efforts as a state will help to get past this, but it takes everyone working together.”

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