Arkansas – The Covid-19 situation in Arkansas is improving and the latest numbers confirm the situation is slowly, but surely, stabilizing.
According to the latest data issued by the Arkansas Department of Health, 1,540 new confirmed cases were reported on Thursday and 20 new deaths as a result of Covid-19 complications.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the State of Arkansas officially recorded 489,856 cases and 7,548 deaths.
Currently, there are 13,501 active cases across Arkansas which is 213 less compared to Wednesday.
In the last 24 hours, 5,119 Covid-19 vaccines have been applied.
Counties with the most new cases are:
- Benton – 129
- Pulaski – 112
- Washington – 94
Currently, there are 956 people in hospital, a decrease for 11 since the previous day. Two people less are reported being on ventilator support, now the number reaching 254.
The overall situation in Arkansas in the last 10 days has improved with the state seeing lower numbers in both new daily cases and active cases. Additionally, the number of deaths and new hospitalizations is also decreasing.
According to MDMH – Pine Bluff, a local news outlet from Arkansas, the state recorded 1,463 new cases and 29 Covid-19 related deaths on Wednesday. This is another proof that the Delta spread is slowing down.
I study the national and global COVID-19 trends & this virus has some very unpredictable elements. We know vaccines are our most effective tool & that is why I am ready to get a booster shot when we get final CDC approval. pic.twitter.com/04opzN7ELu
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) September 23, 2021