Coronavirus in Arkansas: 1,309 new cases, 7 additional deaths

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced 1,309 new COVID-19 cases and 7 additional deaths due to the virus in Arkansas on Wednesday, July 14.

There are 670 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health.

A total of 647 people are hospitalized and 103 are on ventilators.

The statewide death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 5,977.

There have been 53,281 PCR tests this month and 24,833 antigen tests.

Top counties reporting new cases:

  • Pulaski- 277
  • Benton- 118
  • Washington- 93

Of the state’s 2,738,380 vaccine doses, 2,196,446 have been administered, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. 235,914 people have received only their first dose, while 1,019,386 people are fully vaccinated. 

“We have seen an increase in hospitalizations for the 15th day in a row, and active cases are up by 70% compared to last week,” says Governor Hutchinson. “Our vaccinations have improved since last Wednesday, but it’s critical that number continued to climb to protect our state.”

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