Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 244 Wednesday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 244 on Wednesday.

The state announced no new deaths as a result of the virus, keeping the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic at 5,805.

Hospitalizations were also even, with the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state at 188. There are 35 patients on ventilators, up three from yesterday.

There are currently 1,999 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 130 active cases in Washington County, and 231 in Benton County.

There were 3,113 PCR tests conducted in the state, and 678 antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 339,406 since the pandemic began.

The state announced that 9,788 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 1,892,738. The state lists 239,525 individuals as partially immunized, and 857,105 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 Wednesday were Pulaski (52), Benton (23) and Saline (18).