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COVID-19 in Arkansas: State receives first Johnson and Johnson vaccine shipment, 403 new cases reported


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK/KLRT) – A spokesperson with The Arkansas Department of Health says the Arkansas Johnsons & Johnson shipment of doses began arriving Thursday.

Via Danyelle said the goal is for the state to begin administering the new shot by Monday.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 403 new cases for a total of 323,756.

The ADH reported 4,261 active cases, 372 hospitalized, which is down 25 from Wednesday; 85 on ventilators, which is down 6 from Wednesday.

There were 12 deaths added today, for a total of 5,273.

The Health Department reported the top counties for new cases

  • Benton, 64
  • Washington, 57
  • Garland, 28
  • Pulaski, 27
  • Sebastian, 19

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

“Most numbers continue to trend in the right direction: new cases and hospitalizations are down; vaccinations are up by 13,571. This trend reflects our drive to beat the coronavirus. Let’s keep doing everything that we’ve been doing so that we can rid Arkansas of COVID-19.”

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