Arkansas reports over 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

Last weekend, 100 Arkansans died from the coronavirus, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Over the weekend, 100 Arkansans died from the coronavirus, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

Since the first of December, 864 Arkansans have died due to the virus.

Last week was a historic week across the country and in Arkansas. The first shipments and immunizations of the COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed and administered. The ADH also reported a new record-high of COVID-19 cases in a single day for the state, which was 3,039.

Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that an agreement has been reached on a nearly $900 billion coronavirus relief package. It includes a vast number of elements, including funding for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, vaccine delivery, and another round of stimulus checks via direct payments to Americans.

Key facts to know:

  • 177,140 confirmed cases
  • 34,005 probable cases
  • 16,967 active confirmed cases
  • 6,411 active probable cases
  • 2,946 confirmed deaths
  • 460 probable deaths
  • 1,093 hospitalizations 
  • 178 on ventilators
  • 157,204 confirmed recoveries 
  • 27,131 probable recoveries 

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Thursday, Dec. 24

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 3,204 new COVID-19 cases in the state, 30 more deaths, and 1,093 current hospitalizations.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 2,893 new COVID-19 cases in the state, 38 more deaths and another record of 1,110 current hospitalizations.

A total of 8,604 PCR tests and 3,697 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

“Today’s high number of cases is concerning as we’re two days away from Christmas,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “This is frequently a time to gather with our family in large groups, but this year that presents an increased risk of spreading COVID-19, so let’s plan with our safety guidelines in mind. Please protect yourself and your family.”

Below are today’s statewide hospitalization numbers as reported to us by hospitals and as of 2 p.m.: 

  • Current hospitalizations: 1,110
  • Total Beds: 8,942
  • Total Beds Available: 2,226
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,154
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 62
  • Total Vents: 1,078
  • Total Vents Available: 656
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 341
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 174

Tuesday, Dec. 22

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 1,941 new COVID-19 cases, 43 more deaths and a new record of current hospitalizations at 1,103.

A total of 7,169 PCR tests and 4,010 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

Below are today’s statewide hospitalization numbers as reported to us by hospitals and as of 2 p.m.:  

  • Current hospitalizations: 1,103
  • Total Beds: 8,935
  • Total Beds Available: 2,175
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,154
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 51
  • Total Vents: 1,081
  • Total Vents Available: 665
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 353
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 173

Monday, Dec. 21

The Arkansas Department of Health has reported a total of 58 deaths from the virus and 1,457 new positive COVID cases since yesterday.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Below are the statewide hospitalization numbers from the weekend as reported to us by hospitals and as of 2 p.m.:

  • Current hospitalizations: 1,057
  • Total Beds: 8,983
  • Total Beds Available: 2,188
  • Total ICU Beds: 1,154
  • Total ICU Beds Available: 48
  • Total Vents: 1,072
  • Total Vents Available: 679
  • Total Covid patients in ICU: 342
  • Total Covid patients on vents: 170