Local hospitals hit record number of COVID-19 patients

News

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (KNWA, KFTA) — In a statement, Northwest Arkansas Health Community announced that hospitals in the area are caring for an all-time high of 122 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The previous record was 117.

Many hospitals are bracing for a post-holiday surge in coronavirus cases. The president of Washington Regional, Larry Shackelford, says Northwest Arkansas is fortunate to be one of the regions that is not doubling up on beds due to lack of resources.

This announcement comes after Arkansas hit a record number of daily cases. Despite the rise in cases, hospitalizations are down by 10 in the last 24 hours.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

FOX24 Video

TOP STORIES

More News

Local News Video

DON'T MISS

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Follow KNWA & FOX24 on Facebook

get the app

News App

Weather App

Follow @KNWAFOX24 on Twitter

Mega Millions & Powerball Numbers