Fayetteville, Ark. – According to the health officials, the first was reported to ADH at the end of last year, but took some time for officials to confirm.
Officials say that the only details they can release are that the deaths occurred in children under 18 years old.
Arkansas’s cases have surged in recent weeks because of the delta variant of the virus and a low number of people getting vaccinated.
On Wednesday, July 22, the department of health reported 13 new deaths, putting Arkansas’s total death count at 6,020.
Arkansas’s vaccination rate remains one of the lowest in the country, with a little over 35% of the state being reported as fully vaccinated.