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Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 63 Monday



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 63 on Monday.

The state announced 2 new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic to 5,720.

Hospitalizations were up by 18, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 170. There are 27 patients on ventilators, up 3 from yesterday.

There are currently 1,805 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. The ADH dashboard currently lists 155 active cases in Washington County, and 199 in Benton County.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 334,769 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases on Monday were Benton (12), Craighead (7), Pulaski (6) and Washington (6).

Vaccine update

The state announced that 3,102 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 1,646,751. The state lists 306,145 individuals as partially immunized, and 679,096 individuals as fully immunized.

All Arkansans 16 and older are currently eligible for a vaccine.

Local pharmacies, including Collier Drug, Medical Arts Pharmacy, and Heartland Pharmacy in Fayetteville are working to vaccinate Arkansans now, as are several Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Sam’s Club locations around the state.

Other regular vaccination clinics around the region at Washington Regional, Northwest Health, and Mercy in Springdale.

The NWA Council recently announced plans for weekly vaccine clinics in Washington and Benton Counties.

UAMS is also now giving vaccine at their Fayetteville facility.