Arkansas reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths as active cases drop


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths as the state’s active cases continue to drop.

On Wednesday, the Department of Health said the state’s COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last year now totals 5,560.

The state’s active cases, meaning ones that don’t include people who have recovered or died, dropped by 135 to 2,128. Arkansas’ total virus cases rose by 231 to 329,177. The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased by one to 172.

The department says more than 22,000 additional doses of the coronavirus vaccine were administered in the state.

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