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COVID-19 update: Number of vaccinated in county up 6%

May 13, 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 Wednesday on the Arkansas Department of Health's website:

• 264,425 cumulative confirmed cases, up 133 from Tuesday.

• 113.57 rolling seven-day average of new confirmed cases, down 12.43 from Tuesday.

• 3,005,328 PCR test reports, up 1,680 from Tuesday.

• 8.8% cumulative PCR infection rate, no change from Tuesday.

• 73,618 cumulative probable cases, up 91 from Tuesday.

• 14.8% cumulative antigen infection rate, down from 14.9% Tuesday.

• 2,038 active confirmed and probable cases, down five from Tuesday.

• 330,172 recoveries of confirmed and probable cases, up 222 from Tuesday.

• 2,579,000 vaccine doses received, up 3,890 from Tuesday.

• 1,832,076 doses given, up 9,135 from Tuesday.

• 169 hospitalizations, no change from Tuesday.

• 42 cases on a ventilator, down two from Tuesday.

• 79 ICU patients, down two from Tuesday.

• 4,585 confirmed deaths, up one from Tuesday.

• 1,192 probable deaths, up six from Tuesday.

• 2,081 nursing home deaths, no change from Tuesday.

• 8,547 cumulative confirmed cases in Garland County, up two from Tuesday.

• 1.57 rolling seven-day average of new confirmed cases, down 0.86 from Tuesday.

• 116,478 PCR and antigen test reports, up 87 from Tuesday.

• 88,374 private lab reports, up 85 from Tuesday.

• 28,104 public lab reports, up two from Tuesday.

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

• 22 active confirmed cases in Garland County, down six from Tuesday.

• 8,315 recoveries of confirmed cases in Garland County, up 12 from Tuesday.

• 1,607 cumulative probable cases in Garland County, no change from Tuesday.

• Five active probable cases in Garland County, no change from Tuesday.

• 210 confirmed deaths, no change from Tuesday.

• 49 probable deaths, no change from Tuesday.

The number of fully vaccinated Garland County residents rose 6% in the last week, according to county-by-county vaccine stats the Health Department provided Wednesday.

Fully vaccinated county residents rose from 24,434 to 25,913, or 31.93% of the more than 80,000 people age 16 or older in the county. Partially vaccinated county residents fell from 7,884 to 7,284.

Conway County, between Russellville and Conway, had the highest vaccination rate, with 38.83% of its 16 and older population fully vaccinated. Miller County in southwest Arkansas had the lowest rate, with 7.94% of its 16 and older population fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 822,457, or 34.63%, of the 2.37 million Arkansans 16 and older are fully vaccinated. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a plan last week to partially vaccinate 50% of the entire population by the end of July.

According to Wednesday's report, just over 1 million Arkansans are partially or fully vaccinated. More than 400,000 need to get a shot for the state to reach its goal. Public health officials have said a 70% rate of vaccination is the threshold for herd immunity.

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