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8,000 new COVID cases and 24 deaths reported in Arkansas



Little Rock, Arkansas – Arkansas reported 7,943 new COVID cases and 24 more deaths o Tuesday, Jan. 25.

A total of 9,556 people have died in Arkansas due to the virus and more than 1.5 million have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.
Since January 1, Arkansas has seen roughly 144,000 new cases reported.

Key facts to know:

• Total cases: 744,824 (+7,943)
• Active cases: 89,572 (-3,742)
• Total deaths: 9,556 (+24)
• Hospitalized: 1,785 (-32)
• On ventilators: 233 (-18)
• Fully vaccinated: 1,536,187 (+280)

According to Governor Asa Hutchinson, in his weekly press briefing, last Friday over 3% of the population in Arkansas currently has an active COVID case.

Although cases are high in the current wave, hospitalizations are far less in comparison, the governor said.

According to Dr. Jose Romero, while omicron may be less severe on an individual level, the breakout is “still very severe on a societal level” and poses a threat to our hospitals and capacity issues.