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Arkansas virus hospitalizations, again, reach new record high

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of coronavirus patients in Arkansas' hospitals has risen to a new record high with 25 more people dying from the virus. The Department of Health on Thursday said the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by five to 1,326. The total...

WRMC welcomes first baby of 2021

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Pictured from left to right: Dakota Burkhardt and Nicole Hartness recently welcomed Khione’ Noelle Hartness-Burkhardt into the world on Jan. 1, 2021, weighing in at 8 lbs., 8 oz., and 19 inches long. Khione’ was the first baby to be born in the New...

Arkansas adjusts vaccine rollout as coronavirus cases surge

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has adjusted its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine as the state's hospitalizations from the virus continued hitting record levels. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said the state will move police, firefighters, and other first responders to the first phase...

Arkansas again reports record coronavirus hospitalizations Saturday

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations in Arkansas have again set a new record high, as the pandemic’s strains state medical resources. Health officials say there were 1,216 people in Arkansas hospitals with COVID-19 Saturday, an increase of 31 from the day before. Arkansas has...

Hutchinson extends COVID emergency as deaths spike

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is extending his coronavirus emergency declaration by another two months as the state reported a record one-day spike in deaths and a new high in hospitalizations from COVID-19. Hutchinson on Tuesday said he was extending the...

Arkansas hits another record high in virus hospitalizations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution ahead of Christmas gatherings as Arkansas reports another one-day high of coronavirus hospitalizations. The Arkansas Department of Health reported Wednesday that 1,110 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, a new record number pushing past the...

Arkansas hospitalizations hit record high, more beds planned

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As hospitalizations of coronavirus patients hit a new daily record high in Arkansas on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that two facilities will be constructed to provide over 100 additional hospital beds if needed. He said at a news conference:...

Citizens Bank employees help make Christmas bright

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Featured image: Citizens Bank employees (from left) Jasmine Hilliard, Laura Vanmalden, Cindi Griffin, and Randy Seale place items in bags for delivery to Batesville area nursing home residents. The prospect of nursing home residents feeling lonely and isolated during the holiday season inspired a group...

UACCB to hold classes in-person, on campus for Spring 2021

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Classes at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) will return to campus for in-person learning during the 2021 spring semester. White River Now's Chad Whiteaker spoke with Dr. Brian Shonk (pictured above, right), vice chancellor for academic affairs at UACCB, and Zach...

More than 4,000 Arkansas health workers get virus vaccine

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson says more than 4,000 Arkansas health care workers have been vaccinated with the state’s initial allotment of the vaccine to combat the coronavirus pandemic. During his weekly radio address, Hutchinson said he expects the number of people...

First COVID-19 vaccines administered to WRMC’s front line employees

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Pharmacists and nurses at White River Medical Center began the process of vaccinating front line healthcare workers with a successfully controlled vaccination clinic Wednesday. The full clinic began Thursday and continues until the initial shipment is used. These first vaccines are being administered to employees providing...