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Delta variant washes over Northeast Arkansas

The new Covid-19 Delta variant continues to spread across Arkansas causing the state to become the leader in new cases. The state had more than 2,000 confirmed cases on July 24, the most in one day since April. The death toll from the deadly virus climbed by 23 to 6,077, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

Many civic leaders have been pleading with residents to get vaccinated to curb the latest wave of the virus. As the new variant continues to spread, steps are being taken by government entities and private businesses to protect the public. A recent city council meeting in Jonesboro required attendees to wear a mask, and the NYIT, the medical school on the Arkansas State University campus, is going back to virtual instruction and is requiring masks for those who have to be on campus.

Arkansas State University’s Delta Center for Economic Development, the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, and the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District planned to offer a COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Workshop in North Little Rock on Thursday, but it was announced Monday that it has been postponed indefinitely due to the rise in cases.

See the full article from Talk Business and Politics here.

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