Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 59 Monday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 59 on Monday.

The state announced 5 new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic to 5,699.

Hospitalizations were up three, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 164. There are 22 patients on ventilators, up one from yesterday.

There are currently 1,789 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. The ADH dashboard currently lists 184 active cases in Washington County, and 183 in Benton County.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 333,511 since the pandemic began.

The top counties for new cases on Monday were Pulaski (16), Benton (5), Garland (4) and Washington (4).

Vaccine update

The state announced that 6,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 1,538,762. The state lists 338,832 individuals as partially immunized, and 626,397 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 recently announced plans for weekly vaccine clinics in Washington and Benton Counties.

UAMS is also now giving vaccine at their Fayetteville facility.

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.