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State’s Active COVID-19 Cases Fall Again

The total number of active cases across Arkansas dropped by 579 Sunday to the lowest it’s been in over two months, according to the state Health Department’s update.

The number of active cases has been on the decline this month but still remain nearly three times higher than the beginning of July.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in his daily social media post, “For those who haven’t gotten the vaccine, please consider doing so this week. For those who have, consider getting the booster when it becomes available.”

Pulaski County had the most new cases reported Sunday, with 41, followed by Craighead County with 38 cases and Benton County with 27 cases.

The age groups making up the majority of cases were 25-34 as the largest, 35-44 second, and 65+ as the third largest group of active COVID-19 cases.

According to the Health Department, 82.7% of individuals with active cases of covid-19 are unvaccinated. Since Feb. 1, 87.7% of those known to have covid-19 and 89.9% of those who had to be hospitalized were unvaccinated.

Little Rock School District reported no new cases this weekend for the 48-hour period beginning Thursday and ending Sunday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends an additional dose of mRNA covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness.

See the full article from Arkansas Business here.