LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health reports 58 fewer people hospitalized with the coronavirus, 1,341 newly confirmed or probable virus cases, and 11 additional deaths due to the illness caused by the virus.
The health department on Saturday reported totals of 306,604 virus cases and 5,061 deaths since the pandemic began and that 750 people were hospitalized. The numbers of both cases and deaths are also declining.
Data from Johns Hopkins University shows the seven-day rolling averages of deaths in the state dropping during the past two weeks from 40.86 per day on Jan. 22 to 31.29 and new cases falling from 1,963.86 per day to 1,737.14.
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