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 Hutchinson’s statement today was “We 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. “
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.