ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — The COVID-19 situation for nursing home residents has greatly improved. The Arkansas Department of Health reports 21 deaths from March 1st to the 15th, 2021.
The first COVID-19 related deaths in Arkansas were on March 24, 2020. There were two on the same day; one man was in his 90s from Cleburne County, and the other man was in his 50s from Pulaski County
ADH NEW NURSING HOME DEATHS 3/1
- Chambers Nursing Home Center, Lonoke County: 1 death (9 total)
- Oakdale Nursing Facility, White County: 1 death (9 total)
- Randolph Co Nursing Home, Randolph County: 1 death (38 total)
ADH NEW NURSING HOME DEATHS 3/8
- Greenbriar Nursing and Rehab. Center, Faulkner County: 15 deaths (17 total)
- The Crossing at Riverside Health & Rehab., White County: 1 death (22 total)
ADH NEW NURSING HOME DEATHS 3/15
- Good Shepherd Community, Pulaski County: 1 death (17 total)
- Woodland Hills Healthcare & Rehab., Pulaski County: 1 death (23 total)
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S VACCINATION PLAN
The administration’s strategy is to make all adults eligible for the vaccine by May 1. Last week, President Joe Biden announced in his first prime time address that the next phase of the “war-time” effort is to vaccinate the U.S. population by July 4, 2021.
Nearly 41 million Americans are fully vaccinated and nearly 69 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to aggregated data from the Centers for Disease Control and government health agencies.