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COVID-19 update: School district, Magic Springs to host vaccination clinics

May 28, 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 Thursday on the Arkansas Department of Health's website:

• 266,394 cumulative confirmed cases, up 172 from Wednesday.

• 128.43 rolling seven-day average of new confirmed cases, down 1.57 from Wednesday.

• 3,047,684 PCR test reports, up 2,968 from Wednesday.

• 8.7% cumulative PCR infection rate, no change from Wednesday.

• 74,522 cumulative probable cases, up 46 from Wednesday.

• 14.5% cumulative antigen infection rate, no change from Wednesday.

• 333,023 recoveries of confirmed and probable cases, up 183 from Wednesday.

• 2,621,910 vaccine doses received, up 3,780 from Wednesday.

• 1,957,861 doses given, up 7,860 from Wednesday.

• 203 hospitalizations, up 14 from Wednesday.

• 31 cases on a ventilator, down two from Wednesday.

• 84 ICU patients, up two from Wednesday.

• 4,625 confirmed deaths, up two from Wednesday.

• 1,204 probable deaths, up two from Wednesday.

• 2,091 nursing home deaths, up one from Wednesday.

• 8,660 cumulative confirmed cases in Garland County, up eight from Wednesday.

• 7.14 rolling seven-day average of new confirmed cases, down 2.72 from Wednesday.

• 118,025 PCR and antigen test reports, up 79 from Wednesday.

• 89,886 private lab reports, up 73 from Wednesday.

• 28,139 public lab reports, up six from Wednesday.

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

• 83 active confirmed cases in Garland County, down two from Wednesday.

• 8,366 recoveries of confirmed cases in Garland County, up 10 from Wednesday.

• 1,650 cumulative probable cases in Garland County, up three from Wednesday.

• 37 active probable cases in Garland County, up two from Wednesday.

• 211 confirmed deaths, no change from Wednesday.

• 49 probable deaths, no change from Wednesday.

The Hot Springs School District, in partnership with CHI St. Vincent, will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 12 and older May 28 from 3-4 p.m. at the HSSD Welcome Center, 702 Main St.

Magic Springs will also be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic. Each person who gets vaccinated will receive a one-day ticket for park entry. The clinic will be held Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. outside the entry doors of the park.

People who have recovered from COVID-19 can produce antibodies against the virus for many years, according to a Washington University study published earlier this week in the journal Nature. Researchers tracked antibody production in 77 people who recovered from mostly mild cases of COVID-19, finding antibodies produced by bone marrow plasma cells that recognized the coronavirus almost a year after infection.

The study shows immunity triggered by mild infections is long-lasting. Vaccination could impart the same extended immunity, the study said.

Earlier studies found diminishing antibody levels not long after infection. The study published earlier this week detected a reduction in the months following infection, but the reduction slowed in subsequent months as researcher found detectable levels of bone marrow plasma cells that formed after infection.

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