Arkansas’ active case count dropped out of the 2,000 range on Monday.
On Saturday, May 1, the state’s COVID-19 active case count increased by 70 to 2,036. By Sunday, there were an additional 19 active cases, bringing the total to 2,055 active cases in Arkansas.
However, on Monday, May 3, the number of active cases had dropped by 116. This brought the state’s active case count below the 2,000 mark to 1,939.
According to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette report, the weekend numbers were the highest Arkansas has seen since late March.
While the active cases declined, the total number of cases increased on Monday, rising by 61. There have been 336,166 total COVID-19 cases in Arkansas with 263,236 confirmed and 72,930 probable.
Four deaths were added to the statewide death toll, bringing the total to 5,747.
Hospitalizations increased by 1 on Monday for a total of 172. Ventilator use increased by 3 for a total of 299.
The number vaccine doses the state has received remained steady at 2,524,370. The number of doses given out increased by 4,479. To date, the state has given out 1,740,638, or 69 percent of its allocated supply, according to figures from the Arkansas Department of Health.
Based on these figures, there are 273,962 individuals who have been partially immunized and 760,781 individuals who have been fully immunized.
“Today’s report shows a higher level of vaccinations than this time last week. Thanks to everyone for doing your part. We are continuing to monitor new cases and variants across the state, but the best way to prevent the spread is by getting vaccinated. Get your shot today,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement.