The Arkansas Department Of Health announced an additional 2,360 cases on Saturday bringing the total number of active cases to 23,719 statewide.

An additional 16 deaths were reported on Saturday bringing the death toll to 7,038 since the pandemic began in 2020.

Hospitalizations increased by 3, those currently hospitalized is at 1,246.

Patients on ventilators decreased by -27 to 333

In  Arkansas, community transmission is High.

Everyone should wear a mask in public indoor settings. (Per CDC)

Active COVID-19 cases by county for Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Baxter- 169 active cases

Craighead-1274 active cases

Clay-190 active cases

Fulton- 46 active cases

Greene-695 active cases

Independence-251 active cases

Izard-61 active cases

Jackson-144 active cases

Lawrence-230 active cases

Randolph-193 active cases

Sharp-132 active cases

Craighead County was in the top three of new cases in Arkansas with 143 new cases reported.

All areas of Arkansas currently have substantial or high transmission. Getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself and prevent severe illness and hospitalization. These vaccines are safe and effective. ADH continues to offer vaccine clinics across the state.

To protect yourself and others, the ADH recommends:

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 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.
  • It is recommended to wear a face-covering in all indoor public settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, whether you are vaccinated or not vaccinated. All areas of Arkansas currently have substantial or high transmission. Click here to read the recommendations.