Arkansas COVID-19 cases increased by 3,230 over the last seven days, according to the Arkansas Department of Health website update on Tuesday. The increase is down from the 4,286 cases reported over the previous seven-day period.
This week's count averages to about 461 new cases per day in the state, down from 612 the previous week.
There are 5,667 cases of COVID-19 considered active in the state, which includes those that have tested positive by both PCR and antigen testing methods. That number is down from the 7,987 active cases reported the previous Tuesday.
In Northwest Arkansas, the ADH dashboard currently lists 327 active cases in Washington County and 308 in Benton County.
Hospitalizations were down by 31 this week, bringing the total number of patients hospitalized in the state to 265.
State officials also announced 89 new deaths in the past week, bringing the total number of Arkansans who have died as a result of the pandemic to 12,106.
There are currently 12 patients on ventilators statewide, down 8 from the last week.
There were 13,713 PCR tests and 11,048 antigen tests announced Tuesday.
The new cases bring the total cumulative count in Arkansas to 950,441.
The top counties for new cases over the last seven days were Pulaski (456), Washington (208), and Benton (189).
Arkansas is averaging 15 cases per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. According to the New York Times COVID-19 tracker, cases in the state are down by 42% over the last 14 days.
The state announced that 15,377 doses of the vaccine were given over the past 7 days.
All Arkansans ages 6 months and older are currently eligible for a vaccine. Those who need assistance locating a vaccine can call 1-800-985-6030.