Arkansas COVID Cases Higher Than This Time Last Year

Little Rock’s NBC News affiliate reports:

As concerns mount over the growing impact of the delta variant of COVID-19, figures released Friday show coronavirus cases again surging in Arkansas, topping levels seen in a year before.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases in Arkansas to 355,460. Active cases in the state jumped by 673 to 6,605.

The data also shows 497 patients hospitalized, up 16 from Thursday, with 81 people currently on ventilators, down one from the previous day. Looking back one year, Arkansas reported 5,751 active cases on July 9, 2020, with 394 COVID-19 patients hospitalized and 82 on ventilators.

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