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Arkansas hospitals announce vaccine requirements for staff

A growing number of Arkansas hospitals said Thursday they’ll require all staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped after hitting new records three days in a row.

Arkansas’ COVID cases have skyrocketed in recent weeks due to the ultra-contagious delta variant and the state’s low vaccination rate. The state ranks fourth in the country for new cases per capita, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

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