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Arkansas reports over 800 new COVID cases, 32 more deaths

Arkansas reported 834 new COVID cases, along with 32 more deaths on Monday.
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Wearing layers of protective gear, RN Taylor Perri prepares her equipment tray for the next patient as she works in the COVID-19 ward at UF Health's downtown in Jacksonville, Fla., campus Friday, July 30, 2021. The second surge of COVID-19 infections in Jacksonville is stretching the capacity of area medical facilities to care for patients. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Monday, Arkansas reported 834 new COVID cases in the state, along with 32 more deaths.

Last week, Arkansas reached record-high hospitalizations at 1,819 during the peak of the omicron variant. But those numbers continue to decline as well as active cases.

The state has officially surpassed more than 10,000 deaths as a result of the virus as of Saturday.

A total of 10,097 people have died in Arkansas due to the virus and over 1.55 million have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

"Here is today’s COVID update. During my State of the State Address today, I honored Emily McGee, a critical care nurse in the ICU at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. The members of the General Assembly joined me in honoring health care heroes," Gov. Hutchinson said on Monday.

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Key facts to know:

  • Total cases: 807,711 (+834)
  • Active cases: 16,279 (-2,886)
  • Total deaths: 10,097 (+32)
  • Hospitalized: 1,082 (-10)
  • On ventilators: 165 (+2)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,557,550 (+265)

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