The total number of active Covid-19 cases in Arkansas on January 10th, 2022 reached 61,121. On December 29th, 2021 we reported 11,714 active cases. This shows the substantial rise in cases in less than two weeks time.
The number of Arkansas public school districts with COVID infection rates of 50 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period nearly quintupled last week. It’s the largest week-to-week increase on record.
1 in 50 Arkansans now have Covid. Arkansas also has some of the nation’s lowest vaccination rates.
Active cases by County
9,333 total deaths in Arkansas since the pandemic began.
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.