Arkansas reports over 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Monday, Arkansas began Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. This group includes Arkansans who are aged 70 and older, along with education, including higher education and child care. Later in Phase 1B, Gov. Hutchinson said the vaccine will be available to essential workers.

Last week, Arkansas reached nearly 4,300 deaths by COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,109 new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas along with 32 deaths since Sunday.

“Today is a critical step as we move into phase 1-B of vaccination. This will allow Arkansans aged 70 and older and education workers to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Gov. Hutchinson said Monday.

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