Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 69 Monday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 69 on Monday.

The state announced 4 new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic to 5,664.

Hospitalizations decreased by 7, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 156. There are 17 patients on ventilators, no change from yesterday.

There are currently 1,640 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 1,494 new PCR tests on Monday, along with 93 new antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 333,222 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases on Monday were Benton (18), Washington (11), and Pulaski (10).

Vaccine update

The state announced that 5,322 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 1,403,876. The state lists 357,528 individuals as partially immunized, and 547,037 individuals as fully immunized.

All Arkansans 16 and older are currently eligible for a vaccine.

Local pharmacies, including Collier Drug, Medical Arts Pharmacy, and Heartland Pharmacy in Fayetteville are working to vaccinate Arkansans now, as are several Walmart and Sam’s Club locations around the state.

Vaccination clinics are also taking place around the region, including at Washington Regional, Northwest Health, and Mercy in Springdale.

The NWA Council this week announced plans for weekly vaccine clinics in Washington and Benton Counties.

UAMS is also now giving vaccine at their Fayetteville facility.

Collier Drug also announced a handful of vaccine clinics coming up in Washington and Benton Counties.

Here are links/info for the waiting lists for pharmacies in Washington County.
» Collier Drug Stores – Visit this website
» Medical Arts Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Community Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Heartland Pharmacy – Visit this website
» Walmart – Visit this website
» Sam’s Club – Visit this website Pharmacy

A list of other pharmacies around the state vaccinating right now is available here.