Little Rock’s ABC News affiliate reports:
At a press conference, Governor Asa Hutchinson gave some staggering statistics regarding a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in the state as the Delta variant spreads and affects, statistics show, those who are unvaccinated.
On Thursday, July 1, Hutchinson announced a spike of 700 positive cases in a single day, a number that hasn’t been seen since February in Arkansas.
Of the nearly 1,000 people that have died from COVID since mid-January in Arkansas, 99% of them were not vaccinated. Plus, most of our active cases are of people who are not fully immunized.
While the past two days have seen some of the highest reports for vaccine distribution in a while, our hospitalizations and new cases continue to rise. Delays in getting vaccinated allow the Delta Variant to spread. Let’s get the first shot before the weekend of the 4th starts. pic.twitter.com/cj1OZbyrVz
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) July 1, 2021