Arkansas Reports 13 New COVID-19 Deaths As Active Cases Drop


Arkansas Reports 13 New COVID-19 Deaths As Active Cases Drop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported 13 new deaths from the coronavirus as the state's active cases continued to drop.

The Department of Health said the state's COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last year now totals 5,560. The state's active cases, meaning ones that don't include people who have recovered or died, dropped by 135 to 2,128.

Arkansas' total virus cases rose by 231 to 329,177. The state's COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased by one to 172.

“We continue to see some of the lowest numbers we’ve seen since the early days of this pandemic. This trend can continue if we all do our part," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement released by his office. “If it’s your turn, get vaccinated today for a healthier community.”

More than 22,000 additional doses of the coronavirus vaccine were administered in the state, the department said. Overall, about 1 million of the nearly 1.8 million doses allocated to Arkansas have been given so far.

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