After setting a record Wednesday for the number of people hospitalized in Arkansas with COVID-19, the state reported a decline of 31 patients on Thursday. The Department of Health said 1,788 people were being treated statewide.
6,016 new cases were reported, with the number of active cases dropping by 4,539 people. There were also 22 additional deaths.
On Twitter, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, “Our hospitals across the state are working tirelessly to ensure space is available for all who need it.”
On Monday, approval to use the federal funds from the American Rescue Plan for the expansion of 27 additional beds at UAMS was given.
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