Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 1,268

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 1,268 on Monday.

The state announced 38 new deaths as a result of COVID-19, bringing the toll in the state to 4,081 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases added Monday, 149 are from Washington County and 154 come from Benton County.

Hospitalizations increased by 31 on Monday, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized with the virus to an all-time high of 1,371. There are 268 Arkansans on ventilators, up 31 from yesterday.

There are currently 25,534 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 7,302 new PCR tests on Monday, along with 1,464 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 256,344 since the pandemic began.

The state announced it has vaccinated 2,942 Arkansans since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of Arkansans vaccinated to 80,796.

The top counties for new cases announced Monday were Benton (154), Washington (149), Pulaski (146), Sebastian (86) and Garland (69).

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Vacciation report – Jan. 11

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