Arkansas Delivers 57% Of Vaccines Received, Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

Jan 29, 2021

A dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines shown during a press conference last month at the Arkansas Department of Health.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

More than 17,000 Arkansans have been vaccinated in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 284,928 doses delivered since Dec. 14, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. The state does not yet show data reflecting first doses and second doses delivered.

The ADH on Friday also reported 1,707 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, down from 2,162 reported the previous Friday. There were 16,592 total tests in the previous 24 hours, just above the 16,410 on the previous Friday. Active confirmed and probable cases fell by 221 to 17,326, but deaths rose by 47 to 4,831.

The department also reported 82 available ICU beds as of 2 p.m. Friday, up from 80 on Thursday.

The state has received 470,400 vaccines since federal distribution began Dec. 14, including 200 delivered within the past 24 hours. Vaccines administered in the previous 24 hours rose by 15,058 to 270,332, or 57.5% of vaccines received.

The federal program in which CVS and Walgreens is managing vaccinations in nursing homes and other long term care facilities has received 49,400 vaccines since Dec. 28. Vaccines administered in the past 24 hours rose by 2,186 to 14,596, or 29.5% of vaccines received.

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

  • 233,556 known cumulative PCR cases, with 1,218 new community cases and 0 reported cases in correctional facilities
  • 59,007 probable cases, up from 58,578 on Thursday
  • There are 12,010 active cases, down from 12,171 on Tuesday
  • There were 13,027 test results provided in the previous 24 hours
  • There were 3,565 antigen tests in the previous 24 hours


  • 3,887, up 23
  • 944 probable COVID-related deaths, up 24

Hospitalizations: 951, down 45

Ventilators: 144, up 1

Recovered cases: 217,633

The top five counties with new known cases reported Friday were: Pulaski (271), Benton (171), Washington (147), Sebastian (89), and Faulkner (74). The counties accounted for 44.1% of the 1,707 new confirmed and probable cases.

As of Friday at 4 p.m., there were 25,874,892 U.S. cases and 435,452 deaths. Globally, there were 101,879,986 cases and 2,201,401 deaths.