State reports 42 more virus deaths, hospitalizations continue to drop


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 42 more deaths from the coronavirus as the state’s virus hospitalizations continue to drop.

The state Department of Health said Tuesday that the state’s COVID-19 deaths now total 5,148, while its hospitalizations dropped by two to 775. The state’s coronavirus cases rose by 1,475 to 308,848.

Figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University show that over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Arkansas has decreased by 222.9, a decrease of 12.5 percent.

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