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485 new Covid-19 cases in Arkansas today, officials push for vaccination

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Conway, Arkansas – Arkansas Department of Health released the latest Covid-19 report for Tuesday, June 22.

According to this report, Arkansas added 485 new confirmed positive cases in the last 24 hours.

In the same report, eight more deaths were reported as a result of the virus.

The number of total active cases in the moment is 2,570. 285 people are in hospital and 64 of them are on ventilators.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of confirmed cases reached 346,180, while the total number of deaths reached 5,884.

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.

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