Arkansas reports over 2,400 new COVID cases, 65 more deaths

There have been nearly 4,200 deaths by COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Arkansas.

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:

  • 212,464 confirmed cases
  • 49,556 probable cases
  • 17,555 active confirmed cases
  • 7,540 active probable cases
  • 3,470 confirmed deaths
  • 716 probable deaths
  • 1,362 hospitalizations 
  • 255 on ventilators
  • 191,412 confirmed recoveries 
  • 41,297 probable recoveries

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

Wednesday, January 13

The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 2,467 new COVID-19 cases, 65 more deaths and 1,362 people are currently hospitalized.

Since the pandemic began, 4,186 people have died due to the virus in Arkansas.

“We continue to see the devastating results of COVID-19 across Arkansas. We lost an additional 65 Arkansans yesterday,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “Our efforts to wear a mask, keep our distance, and wash our hands frequently must remain steady as we continue to distribute vaccine doses across the state.”

A total of 8,581 PCR tests and 4,778 antigen tests were completed over the last 24 hours.

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.