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State’s COVID-19 cases up by 1,004, deaths by 21

The spread of the coronavirus in Arkansas appeared to be continuing to slow Thursday, with a report showing another drop in active cases in public schools, and the number of people hospitalized with the virus falling for the 10th day in a row.

Already at its lowest level since July 18, the number of covid-19 patients in the state’s hospitals fell Thursday by 31, to 727.

The number who were on ventilators fell for the third straight day, going from 219 Wednesday to 211, its lowest level since July 28.

People with covid-19 continued to make up about 31% of all of the state’s intensive care patients.

Virus concerns, however, prompted the White Hall School District this week to temporarily shift one grade level to virtual instruction. The measure affecting fifth-graders at Hardin Elementary School started Wednesday and will continue through today.

see the full article from Arkansas Democrat Gazette Online here.