Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 3,705, deaths increase by 65 Wednesday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 3,705 on Wednesday.

The state announced 65 new deaths as a result of COVID-19, bringing the toll in the state to 3,901 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases added Wednesday, 334 are from Washington County and 341 come from Benton County.

Hospitalizations decreased by two on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized with the virus to 1,321. There are 217 Arkansans on ventilators, down seven from Tuesday.

There are currently a record 25,092 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods.

The state reported 8,741 new PCR tests on Wednesday, along with 4,477 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 242,593 since the pandemic began.

The state also announced it has vaccinated 13,004 Arkansans since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of Arkansans vaccinated to 50,679. The state also announced it has received additional 17,650 doses of vaccine from the federal government.

The top counties for new cases announced Wednesday were Pulaski (470), Benton (341), Washington (334), Sebastian (179) and Faulkner (171).

Wednesday, Jan. 6

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