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Active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas are continuing on a downward trend that started in early January.

The Arkansas Department of Health reported 10,494 total active cases (confirmed and probable) Monday, down 1,192 from Sunday and 4,826 from Feb. 8.

Total cumulative cases increased by 5,975 in a week, for a total of 313,348, according to the ADH. Cases rose by 320 between Sunday and Monday.

Hospitalizations fell by 27 to 642 Monday, a decrease of 135 in a week. Across the state, 111 patients were on ventilators, an increase of two in a day and a decrease of 31 from Feb. 8.

There were 10 new deaths from confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported Monday. The state’s death toll is now 5,275.

In total, 297,552 confirmed and probable Arkansas cases were considered inactive by Monday, an increase of 1,502 from Sunday and 10,635 from Feb. 8.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies began distributing the COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb. 12.

There have been 455,089 doses of the vaccine allocated to hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies and other health care providers across the state, according to the ADH. Federal retail and long-term care programs have received 61,000 doses, of which 22,959 have been administered.

The number of vaccinations issued to residents of long-term care facilities and to other Arkansasans increased by 270 and 3,175, respectively, for a total of 3,445 new vaccinations in Arkansas on Monday, according to the ADH.

Washington County reported 595 total active cases (confirmed and probable), and 28,797 total cumulative cases Monday. Benton County reported 755 total active cases and 26,471 total cumulative cases.

Active cases in Washington County decreased by 94 in a day and 331 in a week. In Benton County, active cases fell by 90 in a day and 453 in a week.

The number of active cases on the UA campus fell to 25 Monday from 42 Friday, according to the UA COVID-19 Dashboard.

Of active cases, 18 were students, one was a graduate assistant and six were staff members.

The dashboard lists nine new positive cases reported Monday afternoon, while the spreadsheet linked to the dashboard lists eight new cases. It is unclear which figure is correct. At least four of the new cases were identified through on-campus testing and at least 4 were self-reported, according to the spreadsheet.

Between Aug. 10 and Feb. 14, UA health officials administered 31,047 COVID-19 tests on campus. Of those tests, 1,338 yielded positive results, bringing the average positivity rate to 4.3%.

Abbi Ross is the Editor in Chief of the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as senior staff reporter.

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