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.