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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…

Active Cases in Schools Decline After Long Weekend

By Mary HenniganArkansascovid.com Active COVID-19 cases in the Arkansas public school districts declined for the first time since the beginning of the school year, according to the Sept. 9 Arkansas Department of…

Most Common Questions about COVID-19 Answered by Health Expert

By Rachell Sanchez-SmithArkansascovid.com As cases continue to spike, Arkansas faces low vaccination rates and divisions over COVID-19. We reviewed reader comments and spoke to a leading medical expert to answer the questions…

Nearly 4,800 Active COVID-19 Cases in Public Schools

By Mary Hennigan and Rob WellsArkansascovid.com Arkansas public schools reported a total of 4,791 active COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a 23% increase from a survey on Monday, according to state health data. …

Children Represent 30% of All Arkansas COVID-19 Cases, Governor Says

By Rachell Sanchez-SmithArkansascovid.com Children under age 18 represent 30% of active COVID-19 cases, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. The delta variant of the virus, far more contagious…

Arkansas Public Schools Report 2,005 New Active COVID-19 Cases

By Mary HenniganArkansascovid.com Within the first two weeks of the new school year, Arkansas’s public school districts reported 2,005 new active COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of illnesses in public schools…

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