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Active COVID-19 Cases And Hospitalizations Continue To Decline In Arkansas

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Encouraging COVID-19 trends continue in Arkansas with active confirmed and probable cases and hospitalizations showing large declines in Monday’s report compared to the previous Monday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

The ADH on Monday reported 1,226 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, up from 636 reported the previous Monday. There were 8,201 total tests in the previous 24 hours, above the 6,843 on the previous Monday. Active confirmed and probable cases fell by 489 to 16,665, well below the 17,792 on the previous Monday. However, deaths rose by 27 to 4,895.

Hospitalizations fell by 24 to total 889, also well below the 1,084 on the previous Monday. The ADH also reported 106 available ICU beds as of 2 p.m. Monday, up from 101 on Sunday.

“We continue to see a decline in active cases, with over 1,100 fewer than this time last week. Over 422,000 tests were performed in the month of January, and there are over 7,200 fewer active cases than on January 1. We are seeing the effects of our combined efforts of vaccine distribution, mask wearing, and social distancing. Some positive trends have started to emerge, but we cannot use this as a reason to relax in following the guidelines,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said about Monday’s report.

New known COVID-19 cases, active cases, tests:

  • Total confirmed and probable cases: 296,494, up 1,226
  • Total confirmed and probable active cases: 16,665, down 489
  • Total confirmed and probable deaths: 4,895, up 27
  • There were 7,803 test results provided in the previous 24 hours
  • There were 398 antigen tests in the previous 24 hours

Hospitalizations:v889, down 24
Ventilator: 146, down 2

The top five counties with new known cases reported Monday were: Pulaski (175), White (79), Benton (76), Washington (54), and Faulkner (53). The counties accounted for 35.6% of the 1,226 new confirmed and probable cases.

As of Monday at 3:30 p.m., there were 26,268,048 U.S. cases and 442,399 deaths. Globally, there were 103,283,042 cases and 2,233,906 deaths.

This story comes from the staff of Talk Business & Politics, a content partner with KUAR News. You can hear the weekly program on Mondays at 6:06 p.m.