Arkansas’ COVID-19 death toll increased by 65 on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported that there were 46 new confirmed deaths and 19 new probable deaths due to COVID-19 since yesterday. This brings the state’s COVID-related death toll to 4,186. There have been 3,470 confirmed deaths and 716 probable deaths due to COVID-19.
This spike in deaths comes as the United States experienced its highest day yet for COVID-19 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, there were 4,327 COVID deaths reported on Jan. 13, bringing the United States’ total to 380,670. (The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center has updated the U.S. death total to 383,338 as of 4:20 p.m. CST.)
Across the globe, there have been 1,973,059 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The United States is the worldwide leader in both cases reported and deaths, with Brazil coming in second for deaths with 204,690. India and Mexico are the only other countries who have reported death totals in the six-figure range. India has reported 151,529 deaths, and Mexico has reported 135,682 deaths.
“We continue to see the devastating results of COVID-19 across Arkansas. We lost an additional 65 Arkansans yesterday. Our efforts to wear a mask, keep our distance, and wash our hands frequently must remain steady as we continue to distribute vaccine doses across the state,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement.
In Arkansas, there were 2,467 new cases reported, with 1,591 confirmed and 875 probable cases. This brings the state’s total number of cases to 262,020. However, the number of active cases decreased by 607, bringing the state’s active case count to 25,095.
There have been 22,998,320 cases in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic – more than double the number of the country with the second-highest total: India, which has had 10,495,147 cases. Brazil has had the third-highest number of cases with 8,195,637.
Worldwide, there have been 92,111,432, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States’ case count accounts for roughly 24.97 percent of worldwide cases.