Active COVID-19 cases dropped by more than 200 on Monday, reaching the lowest level in Arkansas since June 2020.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported that the active case load decreased by 222 cases, bringing the state’s total to 2,863 active cases. Of this total, 2,134 cases have been confirmed while 729 are probable active cases.
According to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, this is the state’s lowest active case load since last summer. “Today’s number of active cases is the lowest in Arkansas since early June. We are making great progress in decreasing our new case numbers, but we must continue to get vaccinated. The best thing each of us can do is get the vaccine when it’s our turn,” he said in a statement.
While the number of active cases decreased, the total number of cases increased by 117. To date, Arkansas has had a total of 327,060 COVID-19 cases. There have been 257,238 confirmed and 69,822 probable cases.
Recoveries increased by 332 on Monday, with 240,717 confirmed recoveries and 67,978 probable recoveries. However, the death total rose by seven, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 5,481.
Hospitalizations also rose on Monday by seven, with 250 total COVID-related hospitalizations in Arkansas. Ventilator usage increased by three with 58 individuals on a ventilator. There have been 15,053 COVID-related hospitalizations since the pandemic’s beginning and 1,550 instances of COVID-related ventilator usage.
Health care workers gave out 3,155 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the state vaccination program in the past 24 hours with 1,045 doses given out through federal programs. In Arkansas, there are currently 256,968 individuals partially immunized and 299,885 completely immunized against COVID-19.