Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 183 Wednesday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 183 on Wednesday.

The state announced three new deaths as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic to 5,827.

Hospitalizations were down by 11, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 189. There are 33 patients on ventilators, down four from yesterday.

There are currently 1,975 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 104 active cases in Washington County, and 207 in Benton County.

There were 2,100 PCR tests conducted in the state, and 605 antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 340,698 since the pandemic began.

The state announced that 8,601 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 1,950,001. The state lists 239,143 individuals as partially immunized, and 887,419 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 (35), Benton (21), and Lonoke (15).