Arkansas reports 10 more virus deaths as new cases slow


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 10 more deaths from the coronavirus as this week’s snowstorms continued to slow vaccinations and testing.

The Department of Health on Thursday reported Arkansas’ COVID-19 deaths now total 5,323. The state’s new virus cases grew by only 253 to 314,445. COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 23 to 625.

Figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University researchers show the rolling average number of daily new cases in Arkansas has decreased by nearly 63 percent over the past two weeks.

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