September Recap: Deaths Continue as Cases Decline
By Mary Hennigan and Rachell Sanchez-Smith ArkansasCovid.com With 757 deaths, September was the fourth deadliest month of the pandemic in Arkansas even though active COVID-19 cases fell by more than half from…
College Contest Participation Suggests Vaccination Gains

By Paige McGaughy and Rob WellsArkansasCovid.com The University of Arkansas is running a contest to encourage students to get the COVID-19 vaccine and the strong student participation offers new insight about the…

Hospitals Still Busy Despite Decline in COVID-19 Cases

By Caroline Sellers Arkansascovid.com  Arkansas COVID-19 cases are on a steady decline after a month-long spike, but hospitals remain busy as the delta variant sweeps the state.  Hospitals, particularly in the Northeast and…

COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations To Decline Further, Report Says

By Rachell Sanchez-SmithArkansascovid.com COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are projected to continue declining in the coming weeks despite a slowing vaccination rate in Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences said in its latest…

Where’s the Holiday Weekend Increase?

By Mary Hennigan Arkansascovid.com Labor Day cookouts and crowds at high school and college football games led state officials and health experts to believe COVID-19 infections would jump across the state, but active…

Hospitalizations Dip, But Medical Providers Still Struggling

By Jacob JacksonArkansasCovid.com Arkansas COVID-19 hospitalizations have been falling slowly in recent weeks, but medical professionals still report concern about sufficient staffing, intensive care beds and rehabilitation for the thousands stricken by…

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