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Nearly 480,000 people have been fully vaccinated in Arkansas

A total of over 477,000 people have been fully vaccinated in the state of Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Last week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on March 30, he would be lifting the statewide mask mandate effective immediately. 

Hutchinson also announced effective immediately, Arkansans age 16 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Arkansas will receive around 25,000 additional doses of the vaccine this week.

Key facts to know:

  • 259,929 confirmed cases
  • 71,332 probable cases
  • 1,097 active confirmed cases
  • 505 active probable cases
  • 4,505 confirmed deaths
  • 1,148 probable deaths
  • 152 hospitalizations
  • 26 on ventilators
  • 1,276,675 vaccine doses given   

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Tuesday, April 6

Arkansas is reporting 163 new positive COVID-19 cases, along with 5 new deaths and 152 people in the hospital with the virus. A total of 477,857 people have been fully vaccinated in the state.

Gov. Hutchinson said the state is behind on vaccinating minority communities. He said 77 percent of all vaccinations have gone to white Arkansans.