The Arkansas Department Of Health announced 1342 new cases on Friday bringing the total active cases to 9750 statewide. 11 new deaths were reported as well.

Hospitalizations were 681 patients with 119 currently on ventilators.

Cases by county for our area:

Lawrence County-45 cases

Randolph County-41 Cases

Clay County-37 Cases

Greene County-127 Cases

Craighead County-316 Cases

Jackson County-25 Cases

Independence County-168 Cases

Izard County-81 Cases

Baxter County-364 Cases

Fulton County-41 Cases

Sharp County-72 Cases

Dr. Cam Patterson , chancellor at UAMS posted the following on his Twitter feed yesterday …

“We had a mtg with the GOV this AM. Hospitals are all full right now and cases are doubling about every 10 days. If that trend continues, there will be significant challenges in providing care for both COVID and non-COVID pts over the next 2 weeks.”

“The vaccine saves life, complications from the vaccine are very rare, and the benefits of getting vaxxed for you and the community far far outweigh the risks.”