Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 67 Monday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 67 on Monday.

The state announced two new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic to 5,796.

Hospitalizations were up 15, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 186. There are 31 patients on ventilators, up one from yesterday.

There are currently 1,921 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 142 active cases in Washington County, and 215 in Benton County.

There were 1,145 PCR tests conducted in the state, and 106 antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 338,849 since the pandemic began.

The state announced that 3,084 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since last count yesterday, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 1,875,646. The state lists 237,953 individuals as partially immunized, and 849,045 individuals as fully immunized.

All Arkansans 12 and older are currently eligible for a vaccine.

If you need assistance locating a vaccine, you can call 1-800-985-6030.

The top counties for new cases on Monday were Pulaski (17), Benton (7) and Faulkner (6).