Arkansas reports over 3,200 new COVID cases, 40 more deaths

There have been more than 4,000 deaths by COVID-19 since the pandemic entered the state.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Last week, Arkansas reached a total of 250,000 positive cases since the first reported case of COVID-19 in March 2020.

The state also reached the 4,000 mark of deaths by COVID-19 since the pandemic entered the state.

Gov. Hutchinson said the goal to finish Phase 1-A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is the end of January. Phase 1-B is expected to begin in February, while Phase 1-C is targeted for April.

Key facts to know:

  • 210,873 confirmed cases
  • 48,680 probable cases
  • 18,177 active confirmed cases
  • 7,525 active probable cases
  • 3,424 confirmed deaths
  • 691 probable deaths
  • 1,354 hospitalizations 
  • 251 on ventilators
  • 189,245 confirmed recoveries 
  • 40,455 probable recoveries

Watch Gov. Hutchinson’s weekly COVID-19 update:

Tuesday, January 12

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 3,209 new COVID-19 cases, 40 more deaths and 1,354 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.

Since the pandemic began, 4,121 Arkansans have died due to the virus.

Pulaski County reported the most new cases with 405 while Sebastian County reported 401 new cases.

A total of 6,358 PCR tests and 4,334 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

Monday, January 11

With 1,268 new positive COVID-19 cases in the state, Arkansans in the hospital and needing a ventilator due to the virus continues to surge. 

The ADH reported 38 more deaths since Sunday; 1,371 hospitalizations and 268 patients on ventilators.

“Today’s report of 31 additional hospitalizations will add to the load of our health care workers. The better news in the new cases are starting to slow somewhat. Let’s work toward a true downward trend,” Gov. Hutchinson said on Monday. 

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.