COVID-19 in Arkansas: Nearly 300 new active cases as push for vaccinations continue

News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health released the COVID-19 updated numbers for Tuesday, June 22.

Governor Hutchinson urges Arkansans again to get vaccinated after a significant increase in active cases over the last 24 hours.

Eight new deaths were reported over the last 24 hours according to the ADH.

3,990 more vaccines were distributed out to Arkansans over the last 24 hours, according to the ADH.


The ADH reported 485 new cases, for a total of 346,180.

There are 2,570 active cases, which is up 251 from Monday. 285 hospitalized, which is up 4 from Monday and 64 on ventilators, which is up one from Monday.


The Health Department reported the top counties for new cases:

  • Pulaski, 71
  • Baxter, 43
  • Saline, 26

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on today’s COVID-19 numbers:

COVID-19 won’t go away until more people take the vaccine. Until we increase the number of shots, we will continue to have increased numbers of hospitalizations and new cases like we did today. It is sad to see someone go to the hospital or die when it can be prevented.

Gov. Hutchinson

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Are you vaccinated for COVID-19?

Yes
No, but I plan to get the vaccine
No, and I do not plan to get the vaccine


Created with Survey Maker

For people who are fully vaccinated, are you ditching the mask?

Yes!
No!
Will still use it sometimes


Created with Survey maker

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News

Watch Latest Videos

Tennessee teachers excited amid exhaustion ahead of new school year, education advocates say

Person run over after falling from party bus on Broadway

AUDIO: Witness calls 911 after man run over by party bus on Broadway

Weather alert: Heat advisory dangers

'They're sorry for my wait': Family waiting 6 months for unemployment aid

Radio host now on ventilator

More News