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School Cases Remain Low as Holiday Break Approaches

By Mary HenniganArkansasCovid.com As the school semester comes to a close for the holiday season in Arkansas, the total combined active COVID-19 cases in all institutions was about 1,300 on Dec. 6,…

Janssen Vaccine Recipients Are Showing Interest in Booster Shots

By Grace ArnnArkansasCovid.com The emergence of the Omnicron variant and the new wave of COVID-19 cases have piqued citizens’ interest in vaccinations and booster shots, particularly people who received the Johnson and…

November Wrap-Up: Covid-19 Cases Decline, Deaths Drop

By Mary HenniganArkansasCovid.com Arkansas had more than 15,000 new COVID-19 illnesses in November, down about 1,500, or 8%, from October, even though cases started picking up toward the end of the month.…

As Vaccine Access Improves, Racial Gap Race Narrows

By Grace ArnnArkansasCovid.com The vaccination gap between white and minority populations is closing as vaccines become more widely available throughout Arkansas and employers are requiring employees get the shots.  Some of the…

COVID-19 Kills More Than 8,000 Arkansans

By Mary HenniganArkansascovid.com Arkansas health officials reported 289 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, a large one-day total that represented a data records update that brought the total statewide pandemic death count to 8,120.…

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…

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