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National Guard to deploy members around Arkansas next week to assist in COVID testing

The Arkansas National Guard has announced 40 of its members will assist with COVID testing in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Mountain Home, Pine Bluff, Rogers and Springdale. It is also activating 14 medics to help the state Department of Health at local health units in Clarksville, Conway, El Dorado, Forrest City, Lake Village, Magnolia and Star City.

For the fourth consecutive day, Arkansas has set another daily record had been set for new cases with 8,434 new infections reported. This totals more than 50,000 infections with 933 hospitalizations statewide.

Four Guard members are going to Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, four to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, six to St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, four to Northeast Arkansas Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, six to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, two to Baxter Regional Health System in Mountain Home, two to Jefferson Regional Hospital in Pine Bluff, six to Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, and six to Washington Regional Medical Center in Springdale.

Read the full article from KUAR here.