Case update: Arkansas COVID-19 cases increase by 393 Friday

The Arkansas Department of Health announced that COVID-19 cases in Arkansas increased by 393 on Friday.

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 5,859.

Hospitalizations went down by 6, bringing the total number of Arkansans hospitalized in the state to 202. There are 42 patients on ventilators, up three from the day prior.

There are currently 1,985 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 105 active cases in Washington County and 116 in Benton County.

There were 2,148 PCR tests conducted in the state and 824 antigen tests.

The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 343,609 since the pandemic began.

The state announced that 6,653 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, bringing the total number of doses given by the state to 2,039,979. The state lists 232,637 as partially immunized, and 938,762 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 (62), Saline (36), and Sebastian (28).