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Health officials across the U.S. have administered nearly 231 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, with 37% of the over-18 population fully vaccinated and nearly 54% having received at least one dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, Arkansas’ numbers lag behind the country’s.

By Monday, state health officials had administered close to 2.5 million vaccine doses, with 306,145 arkansans partially immunized and 697,096 fully immunized, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There were 3,102 doses administered between Sunday and Monday, bringing the preceding week’s total to 107,989 doses. 

Just over a million Arkansans have received at least one dose, representing about 32% of the state’s population (adults and children). Across the U.S., about 43% of the total population has had at least one dose, according to the CDC. About 22% of all Arkansans are fully vaccinated, while the national figure is 29%.

About 67% of Arkansas’ vaccine supply — 2,468,010 doses — had been distributed by Monday. 

Statewide, total active cases (confirmed and probable) fell to 1,805 Monday, a decrease of 117 in a day but a net increase of 16 in a week, according to the ADH. Hospitalizations rose to 170, up by 18 in a day and six in a week. Statewide, 27 patients were on ventilators Monday, an increase of three from Sunday and five from April 19.

The ADH reported two new deaths from confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Monday. The additional deaths bring the total death toll in Arkansas to 5,720, up 21 in a week.

Total cumulative cases increased by 1,258 between April 19 and Monday, for a total of 334,769, according to the ADH. Cases rose by 63 between Sunday and Monday.

Washington County reported 155 total active cases (confirmed and probable), and 30,673 total cumulative cases Monday. Benton County reported 272 total active cases and 27,947 total cumulative cases.

Total active cases decreased by 17 in a day and 29 in a week in Washington County. In Benton County, active cases fell by 43 in a day and 47 in a week. Total cumulative cases in the two counties increased by 118 and 178, respectively, in a week.

The number of active cases on the UA campus fell to seven Monday from 14 Friday, according to the UA COVID-19 Dashboard. 

The active cases were all students. No new cases were identified in the reporting period of Friday-Sunday, while seven recoveries were recorded. All 17 tests performed on campus during that period were negative.

Of the 38,685 tests performed on campus since Aug. 10, a total of 1,405 have been positive, for a cumulative positivity rate of 3.6%.

 

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