Today Arkansas COVID-19 Cases Increased by 3,184 And 34 Deaths Were Reported. Active cases are currently at 21,853.
3,637 Arkansans have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic this year. Both hospitalizations and those on the ventilator remain at an all time high. Only 4 percent of ICU beds are now available in Arkansas according to the ADH.
Governor Hutchinsonâ€™s statement today was â€œWe continue to see high numbers of new cases and capacity pressures on our hospitals. I urge everyone to be careful as we enter another holiday to reduce the virus spread & we need to support each other as Arkansans while we work to distribute the vaccine. â€œ
COVID-19 Cases By County For Wednesday As Provided By The Arkansas Department Of Health
Clay: 105 active cases, 1,291 recoveries, 30 deaths
Craighead: 904 active cases, 8,821 recoveries, 136 deaths
Crittenden: 272 active cases, 3,891 recoveries, 72 deaths
Cross: 139 active cases, 1,178 recoveries, 34 deaths
Greene: 332 active cases, 3,967 recoveries, 51 deaths
Jackson: 262 active cases, 2,507 recoveries, 21 deaths
Lawrence: 145 active cases, 1,363 recoveries, 35 deaths
Mississippi: 304 active cases, 3,933 recoveries, 93 deaths
Poinsett: 237 active cases, 2,052 recoveries, 61 deaths
Randolph: 123 active cases, 1,250 recoveries, 41 deaths
Sharp: 141 active cases, 927 recoveries, 32 deaths
To protect yourself and others, the ADH recommends:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Practice physical distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
- If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, seek testing. Testing is available in many locations, including ADH Local Health Units.
- Wear a face covering when you are exposed to non-household members and physical distancing cannot be assured. Click here to read the requirements.