The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 404 on Wednesday.
The state also announced 7 new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the toll in the state to 5,261 since the pandemic began.
Hospitalizations were down by 19, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 397. There are 91 patients on ventilators, up 11 from yesterday.
There are currently 4,278 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 5,251 new PCR tests on Wednesday, along with 1,197 new antigen tests.
The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 323,353 since the pandemic began.
The top counties for new cases on Wednesday were Sebastian (44), Pulaski (36), Benton (34), Washington (26) and Saline (17).
The state announced it has vaccinated 13,663 Arkansans since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 622,719. In addition, a federal program to vaccinate long-term care residents and others at retail pharmacies resulted in an additional 2,413 people vaccinated in the state, bringing the total number of Arkansans vaccinated as part of their efforts to 46,060.
The state began vaccinating the 1-B priority group on Jan. 18. The group currently eligible to receive vaccines includes individuals over 65 years of age, workers in food manufacturing, and workers in education including higher ed, K-12, and daycare. Local pharmacies, including Collier Drug, Medical Arts Pharmacy, and Heartland Pharmacy in Fayetteville will vaccinate those in the 65 and older group, and some education workers. Others will be vaccinated through mass clinics organized by their employers.
Here are links/info for the waiting lists for pharmacies in Washington County for the 1-A and early 1-B group:
» Collier Drug Stores – Visit this website
» Medical Arts Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Community Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Heartland Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Walmart / Sam’s Club Pharmacy
A list of other pharmacies around the state vaccinating right now is available here.