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COVID-19 update: Daily average deaths fall 90%

May 1, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). - Image by CDC via The Associated Press

As a service to our readers, The Sentinel-Record publishes updates released by the city of Hot Springs and the state of Arkansas.

The following stats were posted Friday on the Arkansas Department of Health website:

• 262,912 cumulative confirmed cases, up 149 from Thursday.

• 119.14 rolling seven-day average of new confirmed cases, down 2.72 from Thursday.

• 2,972,450 PCR test reports, up 3,387 from Thursday.

• 8.8% cumulative PCR infection rate, down from 8.9% Thursday.

• 72,813 cumulative probable cases, up 47 from Thursday.

• 15.3% cumulative antigen infection rate, no change from Thursday.

• 1,966 active confirmed and probable cases, up five from Thursday.

• 327,964 recoveries of confirmed and probable cases, up 187 from Thursday.

• 2,515,590 vaccine doses received, up 7,810 from Thursday.

• 1,710,985 doses given, up 16,066 from Thursday.

• 166 hospitalizations, no change from Thursday.

• 28 cases on a ventilator, down one from Thursday.

• 73 ICU patients, up four from Thursday.

• 4,559 confirmed deaths, up four from Thursday.

• 1,180 probable deaths, no change from Thursday.

• 2,074 nursing home deaths, no change from Thursday.

• 8,522 cumulative confirmed cases in Garland County, up three from Thursday.

• 4.14 rolling seven-day average of new confirmed cases, down 0.15 from Thursday.

• 115,462 PCR and antigen test reports, up 77 from Thursday.

• 87,376 private lab reports, up 76 from Thursday.

• 28,086 public lab reports, up one from Thursday.

• 8.5% cumulative PCR infection rate, no change from Thursday.

• 33 active confirmed cases in Garland County, down one from Thursday.

• 8,279 recoveries of confirmed cases in Garland County, up four from Thursday.

• Six active probable cases in Garland County, no change from Thursday.

• 210 confirmed deaths, no change from Thursday.

• 49 probable deaths, no change from Thursday.

  1. The daily average of confirmed deaths reported in April in Garland County fell 90% from the high in January, when the Health Department reported 1.29 deaths per day in the county.

Four confirmed deaths were reported in April, down from 14 in March, 22 in February, 40 in January, 31 in December and 36 in November. The county averaged at least one confirmed death a day in November, December and January.

The daily average of confirmed deaths reported statewide in April fell 91% relative to January, when more than 26 deaths per day were reported. Seventy-five confirmed deaths were reported in April, down from 233 in March, 336 in February, 827 in January, 793 in December and 537 in November.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said all 75 of the Health Department's local health units have vaccine shots.

"They have vaccine doses ready to go, and the Department of Health continues to provide mass clinics," he said Friday in a news release. "We need Arkansans to step up and get vaccinated so we can put an end to this pandemic."

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